Piri Poutapu, senior carver at Turangawaewae, stands by the gates as people flock through.
Ceremonial Gates Opened
More speeches inside the marae as the ceremony is completed.
Contestants are welcomed in the Maori Affairs Committee Room at Parliament.
The Minister of Maori Affairs, the Hon. Matin Rata with winner Mrs Mary Hammond.
Kairau Ngahau joins his South Island supporters in a song after his win was announced.