Te Rā o Waitangi / Waitangi Day Celebrations

As promised, here is some more info on Waitangi Day celebrations taking place on Wednesday 6 February.

Te Rā o Waitangi celebrations will take place on the Wellington waterfront, mostly centred around the Te Raukura building, from 10am to 4pm. There will be activities, bands, trade stands and, of course, food! There will be many kiwiana and Māori-themed kai options available (get in quick for the hangi!).

There will also be a special performance from SKIN Choir, in association with Toi Māori Aotearoa, at Odlins Plaza, Wellington waterfront. The choir is visiting New Zealand from Australia for a five-day programme of cultural and musical exchange. This is to be the first step in establishing a Trans-Tasman musical exchange between the indigenous Māori music community of New Zealand and the indigenous music community of Australia.

Also on the day, there will be a Ki-o-Rahi festival held at Waitangi Park from 11am to 3pm. If you need some more information on what that is, you can find out here.

Te Rā o Waitangi celebrations will end with a screening of Boy in Waitangi Park, starting at dusk (approximately between 8.30 and 9.30pm).

For more information on any of these events, please check the Wellington City Council events page.

All of these events are free and open to the general public. Hope to see you there!