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Parata booed at Kapa Haka Fest

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By Lani Hepi

Over 50,000 people have gathered at the Rotorua International Stadium for the final day of the 2013 Te Matatini competition.

Among the action was Education minister Hekia Parata who was booed at from the entire crowd when she was asked to present one of the aggregate prizes during prize giving this afternoon.

The presenter of the awards ceremony Julian Wilcox growled the crowd in Te Reo Maori and said to respect her as its not the place to do that.

Despite being booed at, Parata continued her duties and still smiled for a photo with the prize winner.

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