Amos Pollock of Wellington takes a swing at the piñata during his dinosaur-themed fifth birthday in 2012. The Mexican party custom of breaking a piñata – a papier-mâché container filled with sweets and toys – has become more common at New Zealand celebrations for both children and adults. Everyone takes a turn until the piñata breaks – then it is a race to grab the scattered contents.
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Photograph by Kerryn Pollock
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