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Kapa haka & dragons!

 

 

Maori culture mixed with Chinese dragons as kapa haka took centre stage at the official handover ceremony from Sanya to Auckland as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet prepared to leave China on Sunday 19 February.

 

Auckland based performing group Pounamu made the trip to China as part of the Auckland Stopover delegation and featured in the global television coverage of the Start of Leg 4 to Auckland.

 

The NZ delegation was led by Auckland Stopover chairman Sir John Wells and Port Director Tom Mayo.

 

Pictured above is Pounamu performing onboard Emirates Team New Zealand's entry CAMPER prior to the In-Port Race.

 

Watch the Start of Leg 4 live here

 

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