Last night our little school held it's annual Matariki walk. The children were all very excited, having made their own beautiful paper lanterns to carry. We all walked down to Lake Rotoiti - what a sight! A string of jewel like lights trailing along in the pitch black(we don't have many street lights). It was freezing cold and hard to hold the camera still- hence the special effects! When we reached the lake they lit some bigger lanterns which were released to sail off over the lake. What a beautiful way to start the New Year.