Our Hangi Feast

Part of Wairakei Primary School Matariki celebrations included sharing a hangi feast. Room 9 had fun preparing the hangi packs.

This meant peeling, slicing and washing a variety of vegetables. The vegetables were then placed in a pile with meat and stuffing.  A cabbage leaf was placed on top before everything was wrapped up tight. It was great that we had mums, brothers and a Nana in our room to help with the preparation.

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Cutting and slicing

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Concentrating on peeling

Cutting the seeds out of the pumpkin was pretty fun. It took me quite a few times to wrap the hangi as I had to fold it. My favourite bit of the hangi was the chicken because I like eating chicken. It is one of my favourite meats.

Evie

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Whanau fun

My favourite part was taking the seeds out of the pumpkin. The seeds are in the middle so you scrape them out or cut then out with a knife. The blade was sharp. You might put blood on your finger if you put it on the pointy bit. I liked the parts where you wrapped it.  I liked the carrots and the potatoes. The chicken legs have got bones. But you don’t eat the bones.

Carney

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Building a food pile

I have never tried chicken drumstick in a hangi before. It was cooked properly. The chop and the chicken didn’t get dirt on it.

Zavier

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The finished hangi pack

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