Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and other politicians have gathered for Waitangi Day.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrives for the dawn service at Waitangi. Photo / Dean Purcell
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrives for the dawn service at Waitangi. Photo / Dean Purcell
Dawn starts to rise over the Waitangi Treaty Grounds on Waitangi Day. Photo / Dean Purcell
Dawn starts to rise over the Waitangi Treaty Grounds on Waitangi Day. Photo / Dean Purcell
A lone piper plays as dawn rises over the Waitangi Treaty Grounds on Waitangi Day. Photo / Dean Purcell
A lone piper plays as dawn rises over the Waitangi Treaty Grounds on Waitangi Day. Photo / Dean Purcell
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern cooks breakfast during Waitangi celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern cooks breakfast during Waitangi celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern cooking breakfast at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern cooking breakfast at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Kelvin Davis and PM Jacinda Ardern cooking breakfast. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Kelvin Davis and PM Jacinda Ardern cooking breakfast. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media at Waitangi. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media at Waitangi. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media. Photo / Michael Cunningham
National MP Steven Joyce attends the dawn service during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
National MP Steven Joyce attends the dawn service during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Dawn over Waitangi during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Dawn over Waitangi during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
The faces of Waitangi during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
The faces of Waitangi during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
A young Waka crew member waits for the mass haka at Tii Beach during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
A young Waka crew member waits for the mass haka at Tii Beach during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Waka crews get ready to row to Tii Beach during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Waka crews get ready to row to Tii Beach during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Waka crews gather for the mass haka at Tii Beach during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Waka crews gather for the mass haka at Tii Beach during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Waka crews take part in the mass haka at Tii Beach during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Waka crews take part in the mass haka at Tii Beach during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Te Hinenga Te Hemi age 15 at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Te Hinenga Te Hemi age 15 at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Leon Petelo Haiu at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell
Leon Petelo Haiu at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds during Waitangi day celebrations. Photo / Dean Purcell