On 29 Jun, 2007, we had a wonderful semester conference at Unitec. The conference theme was matariki which meant a new beginning. All students from different countries and Unitec lecturers came to our conference in the morning.
The ceremony started at 9am. Firstly, our guest speaker Veronica Whaita, an Academic Development Lecturer in Maia at Unitec, made an excellent speech about martariki. After that, some of our students from different countires delivered their greetings to the audience with wheir own languages. Finally, all the students sang a Maori song with beautiful melody lead by our American lecturer Ron with his guitar.