What's on for Waitangi Day


The highest profile celebrations of Waitangi Day will take place at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the Bay of Islands, but Auckland will be abuzz with events as well.

Waitangi Day Family Celebrations

Family day, featuring New Zealand reggae giants Katchafire, David Dallas, Ardijah, Maisey Rika, Bella Kalolo, Sons of Zion and Foundation.

And for a Year of the Dragon twist, China's number one reggae band, Long Shen Dao, will entertain the crowd.

The day features a mihi whakatau (ceremonial welcome), tiriti korero (treaty education and information), nga toi (arts stall area) and a tamariki zone with free children's rides and activities.

The event is alcohol- and smoke-free. All parking areas will be clearly identified.

WHEN Waitangi Day, 10am-6pm

WHERE Barry Curtis Park, Chapel Rd, Flat Bush, South Auckland

HOW MUCH Free, parking will be available at the venue

WEB Follow Toi o Manukau on Facebook, keyword Toi o Manukau

The Black Seeds

The launch of Summer Sounds comes by way of The Black Seeds. Big-beat funk mixed with vintage roots reggae will make for a great afternoon concert. Supported by Henderson's dDub and Sassy & The Pocketbook.

All ages concert.

WHEN Waitangi Day, 2pm-6pm

WHERE Henderson Park,Wilsher Cres, Henderson

HOW MUCH Free

WEB www.musicinparks.co.nz

Waitangi Day Festival, Muriwai

Muriwai is holding its first Waitangi Day Festival with the theme "Every Day is Waitangi Day". One of NZ's most spectacular surf beaches will be the backdrop for artists Anika Moa, Moana & the Tribe, Pacific Curls, Nat Rose, Ardijah, Majic, Maisey Rika and more.

More than 15 painters, photographers, sculptors and jewellers who live in and around Muriwai will be creating, exhibiting and selling new works for the special Waitangi Day Exhibition.

In-between performances, a series of speakers will give their take on the theme from the Hot Seat onstage, while audiences will be invited to buy "hangi-in-a-pie". It's an alcohol and smoke-free, zero-waste event. Family picnic. Free water.

WHEN Waitangi Day, 10-6pm

WHERE Houghtons Bush Camp, 75 Motutara Rd, Muriwai Beach

HOW MUCH Adults $20, under-12 free, limited tickets (All proceeds to Muriwai surf lifesavers and iwi projects)

WEB www.muriwaifestival.com

Whakamana te Tiriti o Waitangi: Elevate and Celebrate the Treaty of Waitangi 2012

A range of free seminars across the Auckland region will feature presentations and workshops by treaty experts and educators.

Bookings essential. For more information about days and dates (they run from February 2-10).

They include: Exploring Pakeha identity in Aotearoa

WHEN Tonight (February 2), 6pm - 7.30pm

WHERE Whare Wananga, Level 2, Central City Library

Introduced by Carl Chenery, Presentation by Kate Terry and Anca Cernic.

PHONE 307 7771

Treaty and the Constitution

Tuesday 7 February 2012, 11am - 12pm

North Auckland Research Centre, Level 2, Takapuna Library

Presentation by Susan Healey

To book, contact North Shore Research Centre on 09 486 8466

Introductory session to the Treaty of Waitangi - The Treaty - What's it all about?

Tuesday 7 February 2012, 2pm - 3pm

Whare Wananga, Level 2, Central City Library

Presentation by Christine Herzog

To book, contact Central Auckland Research Centre on 09 307 7771

Foreshore and Seabed - What's all the controversy about?

Wednesday 8 February 2012, 2pm - 3pm

Whare Wananga, Level 2, Central City Library

Presentation by Christine Herzog

To book, contact Central Auckland Research Centre on 09 307 7771

Treaty and the Constitution

Thursday 9 February 2012, 12pm - 1pm

South Auckland Research Centre Meeting Room, Level 1, Manukau Library

Presentation by Christine Herzog

To book, contact South Auckland Research Centre on 09 261 8637

Introductory session to the Treaty of Waitangi - The Treaty - What's it all about?

Thursday 9 February 2012, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

South Auckland Research Centre Meeting Room, Level 1, Manukau Library

Presentation by Christine Herzog

To book, contact South Auckland Research Centre on 09 261 8637

Foreshore and Seabed - What's all the controversy about?

Friday 10 February 2012, 12pm - 1pm

Whare Runanga, Level 2, Waitakere Central Library, Henderson

Presentation by Christine Herzog

To book, contact West Auckland Research Centre on 09 836 8000

 Auckland War Memorial Museum

For Waitangi Day this year, the museum is highlighting the objects in their collections that relate to the history: from letters to walking sticks used by the signatories to the treaty.

Treaty of Waitangi - discover the Taongas (treasures) held in the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Open daily, Monday to Sunday

Auckland War Merorial Museum

10am - 5pm

Free to Aucklanders, $10 donation suggested

 

- THE AUCKLANDER

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