Getting ready for the Lion Dance.
David Wong from the Orakei Local Board opened Remuera's Chinese New Year celebration.
Fantastic traditional Chinese drumming from Parnell District School students.
Parnell School drummers in action.
Macang Dance Company dancers preparing to perform. From left: Michelle Luo, Alice Larwry, Saffron Moaveni, Ella Milar and Lily Double.
Overhead lanterns were created by children at School Holiday Programmes across Auckland.
Event sponsor Barfoot & Thompson with their walking house!
Shiho Nakamura and Paris Fraser from the Macang Dance Company.
Macang Dance Company performing a Taiwanese Indigenous Dance.
Shiho Nakamura taking part in a Taiwanese Indigenous Dance.
Overhead lanterns created by children from School Holiday Programmes.
The team from Barfoot & Thompson, event sponsors.
Remuera branch of Shaolin Kung Fu performs for the crowds.
Shaolin Kung Fu demonstration.
Another demonstration by the Remuera branch of Shaolin Kung Fu.
Shaoling Kung Fu action close up!
More action from the Shaolin Kung Fu students.
Crowds enjoying the atmosphere below the hanging lanterns.
Chinese calligraphers inside Remuera Library.
Traditional Chinese calligraphy artists demonstrated their skills inside Remuera Library.
Lion Dancers preparing for their performance.
The full team of Lion Dancers outside Remuera Library.
Lion Dancers in full swing...
Traditional Lion Dance entertained the crowds.
Carolyn Vernon from Barfoot & Thompson congratulates Abby Heazlewood on winning the School Lantern Competition for Year 4 - 6.
Abby Heazlewood from Churchill Park School with first prize and a certificate.
Amy Ko from Meadowbank School with Lantern Competition winners. Meadowbank School won the prize for the most Finalists in the competition.
Aston Males Bundock and Harry Wurr, finalists in the Lantern Competition.
Lantern Finalists from Year 1-3 receiving their Certificates.
Olivia Mason from Meadowbank School with her prize and Certificate.
Facepainting... the Year of the Monkey and Year of the Rabbit!
Macang Dance Company performs Rain of the Tung Flowers.
Twirling parasols are part of the Rain of the Tung Flowers dance.
Remuera Primary School dancers Elena Meng and Sophia Tsang.
The Dance of the Golden Peacock, performed by Remuera Primary School dancers Elena Meng and Sophia Tsang.
Remuera Primary School dancers Olympia Goldsmith and Emily King preparing to perform A Chinese Fan Dance.
Lantern making workshops in full swing...
A beautiful, finished lantern!
Fabulous performance of traditional Bian Lian, or 'face changing'.
Bian Lian... face masks change - but how?
Red lanterns adjacent to Barfoot & Thompson.
Inside Remuera Library, the peace and tranquility of tea tasting.
An entrancing performance by Boa Lin from the Remuera Music Academy on the Yang Qin, a Chinese hammered dulcimer.
As twilight fell, a choir from the Chinese Methodist Church in Remuera sang for the crowds.
And the beautiful overhead lanterns started to glow as night fell...
Beautiful glowing lanterns for the close of Remuera's Chinese New Year celebration.
And a glowing Barfoots lantern too!