Waitangi Day 2019

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Waitangi Day celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 between the British Crown and 500 Māori chiefs. The Treaty of Waitangi is New Zealand’s founding document and was first commemorated in 1934 and became a public holiday in 1974.

For more information about Waitangi Day have a look at https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/waitangi-day

Honouring our commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi is important to Geneva Healthcare.

Geneva has formed a relationship with Ngati Whatua Orakei, injecting the richness of Māori culture into our operations and our Client events. I look forward to sharing Geneva’s biculturalism journey regularly on our website during 2019,”

says Tupara Morrison, Executive Bicultural Advisor.

The Geneva Family will be out celebrating Waitangi Day in our local communities. Waitangi Day is celebrated across the country with numerous cultural events – have a look at the list below for a Waitangi Day celebration near you.

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Waitangi Day 2018 – Okahu Bay, Auckland

Date: Wednesday 6 February

Time: 10am – 3pm

Location: Orakei Domain, 11 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland

Cost: Free entry

  • Music
  • Food stalls
  • Arts & crafts
  • Interactive games
  • Treaty exhibition from Auckland Museum

More info: http://bit.ly/WaitangiDayOrakei 

Waitangi Day Festival

Date: Wednesday 6 February

Location: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Northland

Cost: Free Entry

  • Entertainment
  • Market stalls
  • Children’s activities
  • Art and crafts
  • Clothing stalls
  • Bouncy castle

More info: http://bit.ly/WaitangiDayNorthland

Waitangi@Waititi 2019

Time: 9:00am-5:30pm

Date: Wednesday 6 February

Location: Hoani Waititi Marae, 451 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland

Cost: Free Entry

  • Live Music
  • Food Stalls
  • Arts and crafts
  • Activities for kids

More info: http://bit.ly/WaitangiDayWestAuckland

Waitangi ki Manukau

Time: Public pōwhiri at 9am

Date: Wednesday 6 February

Location: Hayman Park, 51-55 Lambie Drive, Manukau, Auckland

Cost: Free Entry

  • Music
  • Arts & Craft

More info: http://bit.ly/WaitangiDayAuckland

Waitangi Family Bike Ride Free FUN DAY

Date: Wednesday 6 February

Location: Moana Nui A Kiwa Leisure Centre Carpark, Corner of Waddon Place and Mascot Avenue, Mangere, Auckland

Cost: Free Entry

  • Free bike checks
  • Bike activities
  • Entertainment
  • Prizes
  • Sausage sizzles
  • Face painting

More info: http://bit.ly/WaitangiDayAuckland

Waitangi Day Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge

Time: 9 pm to midnight

Date: Wednesday 6 February

Location: Auckland Harbour Bridge

Cost: Free Entry

More info: http://bit.ly/WaitangiDayLights

Waikato Museum hosts Waitangi Day

Time: 10:30am – 4pm

Date: Wednesday 6 February

Location: Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St, Hamilton, Waikato

Cost: Free Entry

  • Talks
  • Performances
  • Crafts
  • Tours
  • Storytelling and kids activities

More info: http://bit.ly/WaitangiDayWaikato

Waitangi Day Concert

Date: Wednesday 6 February

Location: Whareroa Reserve, Taiaho Pl, Whareroa, Mt Maunganui

Cost: Free Entry

  • Local Tauranga music
  • Kapa Haka
  • Arts and crafts
  • Kai

More info: http://bit.ly/WaitangiDayMaunganui

Te Rā o Waitangi Programme

Time: 10am

Date: Wednesday 6 February

Location: Wellington

Cost: Starts at $15.00

  • Kai
  • Kapa Haka
  • Māori performers
  • Activities

More info: http://bit.ly/WaitangidayWellington

International Kai Festival 2019

Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm

Date: Wednesday 6 February

Location: 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson (The entry also at Whakatu Marae)

Cost: Gold coin donation entry

  • Food stalls
  • Pōwhiri at 11am

More info: http://bit.ly/WaitangiDayNelson

Waitangi Day Celebration Christchurch

Time: 12pm-3pm

Date: Wednesday 6 February

Location: Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal St, Christchurch

Cost: Free Entry, Food cost $17.00

  • Live Music
  • Food stalls

More info: http://bit.ly/WaitangiDayChristchurch

Walking Tour

Time: 10:30-12pm

Date: Wednesday 6 February

Location: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin, Otago

Cost: Free Entry

  • 60-90 minute walking tour with historian Bill Dacker looking at the Treaty of Waitangi

More info: http://bit.ly/WaitangiDayDunedin