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2017 successful applicants

NORTHLAND

Waitangi Day Commemorations Committee

Waitangi, Bay Of Islands

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th February 2017

The main Waitangi Day Commemoration Program for Waitangi Day 2017 at Waitangi. This program offers a dawn karakia, waka karakaia, commemorative church service, sporting and children's activities, 21 gun salute, waka ki uta (housing of waka), and other entertainment. In addition the committee also supports the variety of official functions that take place on the days leading up to Waitangi Day.

$115,000

Waitangi National Trust

Waitangi, Bay Of Islands

5th, 6th and 7th February 2017

2017 marks the 177th celebration of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi as well as the 77th anniversary of Te Whare Rūnanga (Carved Meeting House). The theme for this year’s Waitangi Day Celebration is ‘Kotahitanga’ Unity. The Treaty Grounds hosts a 3 day event in the lead up to and including Waitangi Day, which include artistic displays, entertainment, guided tours, colonial music and workshops. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds also hosts a number of significant events throughout the day beginning with the traditional dawn ceremony held in the meeting house.

$25,000

Awarua Community Trust

Ururangi Marae and Te Patoa Heritage Park, Tokawhero Road, Awarua.

6th February 2017

A family friendly event focussed on bringing our community together and building a better understand of the Treaty and each other.  The activities we intend to run include sports and craft activities (including traditional and modern Māori games, poi and kite making etc), a "live" day at our pa site and village, stalls and displays, a forum on the Treaty and what it means for us today, a fashion show, and entertainment.

$1,300

AUCKLAND

Auckland Regional Migrant Services

Orakei Marae

25 February 2017

A public event that engages migrant and ethnic communities with Ngāti Whātua over the Treaty and Māori tikanga, and encourages communities to continue with learnings post event. The event will include a pōwhiri, engaging activities around Māori tikanga, the Treaty of Waitangi, Ngāti Whātua and Orakei Marae. The event will take place at Orakei Marae on Saturday 25 February.

$3,300

Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust

Waititi Marae, Parrs Cross Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, alongside some of the surrounding Council lands.

6th February 2017

West Auckland's premiere Waitangi Day celebration, Waitangi@Waititi, is a free event for the whole community of West Auckland. This smoke, drug, alcohol and violence free day provides the community the opportunity to celebrate this day, an important part of New Zealand's history, via way of local and renowned musicians and artists, cultural sharing, activities and food.

$13,000

Auckland Council

Hayman Park, Manukau City Centre

6th February 2017

A free to the public, one day family friendly festival that commemorates the 177th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Activities included in the programme will enhance the knowledge base about the Treaty in ways that are hands on and educational as well as entertaining and fun; will acknowledge mana whenua connections and contribution to the urban landscape; will reinforce the ideals of manaakitanga - of the land, of our families, of our future generations.

$13,000

Huakina Development Trust

ECOLight Stadium, Stadium Drive, Pukekohe

6th February 2017

The objective of this event is to bring the whole community together to celebrate and acknowledge a significant historical event in NZ history. It will also provide the opportunity to increase and raise people's awareness and understanding about the Treaty of Waitangi and remove the negative stigma that is attached to it.

$1,800

WAIKATO

Kawhia Projects Trust

Omimiti Reserve, Kawhia

4th February 2017

The Kawhia Kai Festival is held on the nearest day possible to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. It brings all the harbour people, marae and tourists alike to enjoy the day and to celebrate the signing of the Treaty which is a significant part of New Zealand’s history. Many of those who come together to share have ancestors who were in fact involved in the Treaty signing.

$3,300

Paeroa Community Support Trust

Paeora Domain

6th February 2017

A Community Celebration on February 6th 2017 in the Paeroa Domain Promoting Peace for our Nation & our unique Community. Showcasing local youth talent, Kapa Haka, Māori Arts & Craft, Healthy Kai. The four dimensions of Hauora and principles of Taha Tinana (Physical Wellbeing - health), Taha Hinengaro (Mental & Emotional wellbeing - self-confidence), Taha Whanau (Social Wellbeing - self-esteem) and Taha Wairua (Spiritual wellbeing - personal beliefs), will be promoted with the help of local social, health and community organisations in our area. Storytelling & interactive performance by local artist Mike O'Donnell will be a feature.

$2,300

Taupo District Council

Pukawa Lakefront Reserve, Lake Taupo

5 February 2017

A free family festival that enables our Taupo District / Tuwharetoa Rohe to collectively commemorate the signing of the treaty of Waitangi and celebrate our cultural diversity and unity. Activities include kapa haka, art and cultural exhibitions, local entertainment, information resources, ‘give it a go’ waka ama rides, children’s amusements, games, prizes, interactive exhibitions, multi-cultural themed food stalls and special performances by some of New Zealand’s finest musician’s including the internationally renowned polyfunk band Ardijah, The Beat Girls and the Roger Fox Big Band.

$6,300

Ngaruawahia Community House

The Point Reserve, Ngaruawahia

5 February 2017

Picnic @ the Point is a whanau based day of music, entertainment and performances by local people. This day is well attended and supported by locals as an event that helps capture the uniqueness that is Ngaruawahia. In Ngaruawahia the Point is historical for both Māori and Pakeha both from an adversarial position (Captain Cameron landed at the Point) and a joining together place (the First Turangawaewae Regattas were held at the Point).

$3,300

Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga O Waikato

Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga O Waikato

6th February 2017

Celebrating Waitangi Day 2017 at Waikato Museum will be a free admission family and community day to celebrate and acknowledge the growing together of all people of New Zealand. This event is aimed at a broad audience to foster a better understanding of what Waitangi Day and the Treaty means to us as a community, embracing and celebrating diversity and nurturing community spirit. The event will be hosted by an MC and held on a covered stage on the Museum forecourt to create a central focus for live performance (e.g. spoken word, musical performance, dance, and kapa haka), artist workshops and reflections on the Treaty of Waitangi. External activity will be supported internally with guided tours and a cultural workshop.

$1,800

Colville Social Service Collective

Colville Hall and grounds, Coromandel

4th February 2017

This will be our third celebration of Waitangi Day, each time growing in popularity. Our community, visitors and returning tangata whenua will enjoy a day together at our community hall. Enjoying Māori workshops, observing a hangi from start to finish, sharing a hakari (feast) and listening to live music.

$1,300

Raukawa Charitable Trust

Coulson Hill; South Waikato Event Centre; Raukawa House, Raukawa Charitable Trust; Tokoroa Youth Park, Tokoroa

6th and 11th February 2017 with a mid-week event

The event is again a collaborative effort between the Raukawa Charitable Trust and other community organisations aimed at celebrating the Treaty as a significant building block in the development of Aotearoa/New Zealand as a nation shared by the many diverse cultures within our community.  As with last year’s event, the commemorations will include dawn karakia, to be held on the 6th February 2017, a mid-week event, and a festival of cultures to be held on the 11th February 2017.

$7,800

Te Runanga O Kirikiriroa Trust

Western Community Centre, Hamilton

4th February 2017

This year will be building upon last year’s event held in the Western suburbs of Hamilton. It is a family entertainment and events day organised in a low income high needs area. The focus is on positive multi-cultural family fun experience/s by providing low cost or free games food entertainment and to promote groups and agencies that operate within our communities.

$1,800

BAY OF PLENTY

Tapuika Development Trust

Kaituna River, Te Puke and Malcolm’s Avenue, next to the Kaituna River

6th February 2017

The very popular Waitangi Day Raft Race 2017 commences with karakia at the Kaituna River to begin the Raft race proper.  The Raft race is followed by a series of whanau games including karaoke with inter-generational participation mandatory.  The event celebrates the significance of Waitangi Day and it importance to our community and society.

$2,300

Tauranga Moana Waitangi Day Committee

Base of Hopukiore – Mt Drury (Mt Maunganui)

6th February 2017

A Community Dawn Service at the base of Hopukiore - Mount Drury which begins at 6.30AM with a whakatau from local iwi/hapu followed by a blessing.  At 7AM a Community celebration of Te Tiriti o Waitangi will being with speeches from Civic leaders, Community Groups, Rangitahi and an Open Forum. Cultural performances will also feature during the celebration. Following the dawn service Kaumatua, Kuia and dignitaries are invited for Breakfast at Whareroa Marae. Also, this year we will have a marque for Kaumatua, kuia and dignitaries in the case of bad weather.

$3,300

HAWKES BAY / GISBORNE

Ka Pai Kaiti Trust

Churchill Reserve, Gisborne

6th February 2017

All ethnic cultures will be coming together to firstly acknowledge Te Tiriti O Waitangi and then the focus will be celebrating the unique cultural diversity we currently live in, here in Tairawhiti.

$3,300

Waitangi Festival @ Clive

Farndon Park Domain, Clive, Hawkes Bay

6th February 2017

Train, Mini Hotrods, Bouncy Castle, Entertainment, Waka, Merry go Round, Koha to Te Aute College, Morning Tea for guests, Pageant Costumes, Westshore Sea scouts.

$5,300

Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre of Excellence

Reynolds Community Hall; Te Rawheoro Marae; Tolaga Bay Area School; Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre of Excellence; Uawanui a Ruamatua river

12th May – 20th May 2017

A fun filled week of whanau ora activities for the whole whanau based around the signing of the Treaty in 1840.

$10,300

TARANAKI

New Plymouth District Council

Puke Ariki, New Plymouth

6th February 2017

On 6 February, 2017, a free, three hour community event designed  to educate, commemorate and celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi  will take place. The event will be held at Puke Ariki Landing in the CBD of New Plymouth and will include a stage with a well-known MC, local cultural entertainment, treaty educators, a kids zone activity area with stall holders selling food and beverages including hangi.

$3,300

Paepae In The Park Incorporated

Memorial Reserve Park, Patea, South Taranaki

6th February 2017

We propose to organise a free music festival that is alcohol-free & smoke-free & family friendly to celebrate the signing of the treaty of Waitangi. The music festival is called Paepae in the Park and is held in a remote town called Patea. It is the only music festival in all of South Taranaki that celebrates the signing of the treaty of Waitangi Day, 6 February.

$5,300

MANAWATU / WHANGANUI

Te Manawa Museum Trust

Grounds of Te Manawa Museum and Art Gallery

6th February 2017

The kaupapa for Waitangi Day 2017 is “He Tangata He Tiriti – Our People and The Treaty” where Te Manawa aims to host an event that will bring together the people of our community to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Events throughout the day will promote and involve the many cultures within our community catering for all age groups with a focus on youth. Activities will be whānau-focused and will involve music, performances, stalls and access to all museum, science and art gallery facilities at Te Manawa.

$6,300

Nga Iwi O Mokai Patea Services

Taihape Recreation Ground, Shearing Pavilion

6th February 2017

This is a community family day with a focus on Te Ao Māori. Participants will be able to take part in a four hour concert/show that will include waiata, skits, debate and other entertainment. We will also have information stalls, free food, competitions, children’s play area and Kaumatua tent. Local artists will be showcased and audience participation encouraged. The project is a smoke-free, alcohol and drug free event.

$2,300

Matipo Community Development Charitable Trust

69 Matipo St, Whanganui or Tawhero School (TBC)

11th February 2017

A Whanau Day will be held to celebrate the day.  It will involve craft demonstrations in whakairo and harakeke. Sporting activities for the whanau, stalls provided by community organisations, music and kapa haka and a hangi.

$1,300

WELLINGTON

Kāpiti District Council

Ōtaki Māori Racing Club

6th February 2017

The day commences with powhiri or whakatau to welcome the community to the commemorative activities and formal speeches to mark the significance of Waitangi Day for Aotearoa and for the Kāpiti Community.  Following on from the formalities, the community will have a chance to participate and enjoy in the many planned activities and entertainment.

$3,300

Masterton District Council

Beginning at the River Road Community Reserve and concluding at McJorrow Park

6th February 2017

We will be celebrating Waitangi Day 2017 with a whānau and community event that kicks off with a cycle/walk along the Waipoua river and will end with a celebration that includes a free kai and a range of activities for our tamariki. The event will be held on 6 February 2017 from 11am-2pm. Event organisers will promote te reo and messages about the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi throughout the event.

$1,300

Orongomai Marae Community Centre

Orongomai Marae, Upper Hutt

6th February 2017

Each year Orongomai Marae hold an open day to commemorate the signing of the treaty of Waitangi with a variety of Arts and crafts and interesting market stalls on hand - Ora tika Rongoa Māori natural remedies, massage, fashion, jewellery, greenstone, henna, paper arts etc. Childrens fun with face painting and colouring in etc and variety a of food stalls including a traditional hangi. Throughout the day we have local talented multi-cultural bands and musicians singing and performing.

$1,300

Porirua Community Arts Council

Te Rauparaha Park, the Skate Bowl, Te Rauparaha Arena, the Aquatic Centre and Pataka Museum of Art and Culture

6th February 2017

The Waitangi Day Festival of the Elements uses the arts (in all its forms) to celebrate the cultural diversity in the community which has been made possible by the founding document of the Treaty of Waitangi.

$15,300

Kia Kaha Productions

Wellington Waterfront (on the grassed area at east side of Te Papa)

6th February 2017

'Waitangi Alert’ is a small-scale, free to the public, outdoor musical/spoken-word event to be held at Wellington Waterfront. Featuring progressive speakers, music, and musicians with a focus on the effects of colonialism and neo-colonialism in Aotearoa and around the world.

$1,000

NELSON / MARLBOROUGH

Waikawa Marae Inc.

Waikawa Marae, Picton

5th February 2017

We enjoy a wonderful celebratory occasion based at Waikawa Marae. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come along and enjoy the day. This is an opportunity many of our whanau who live out of the district return home for. we also host many manuhiri to the area (particulalrly overseas visitors).

$1,800

Whakatu Marae Inc.

Whakatu Marae and Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

6th February 2017

Each year we spread the International Kai festival event over the two neighboring venues, providing entertainment kapa haka, local cultural performances and up to 60 food stalls offering small samples of ‘their own’ cultural kai. The event also offers   Pōwhiri / welcoming ceremonies, and arts and crafts.

$4,500

WEST COAST

Grey District Waitangi Day Community Picnic

Dixon Park, Greymouth

6th February 2017

Every year we have an annual Waitangi Day Community Picnic where we have a traditional Hangi lunch with BBQ, ice creams and lollies for all the community to enjoy. We have information tents on the treaty of Waitangi and performances from local Kapa Haka groups.

$3,000

Poutini Waiora

Victoria Square, Westport

6th February 2017

A Family oriented festival to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi - Powhiri, music & entertainment, food & information stalls, cultural games & activities, Treaty information, Iwi histories & stories, health checks & information, children's games & activities etc.

$2,800

CANTERBURY

Ngai Tahu Māori Rock Art Trust

Opihi Taniwha rock art site, at Opihi, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

6th February 2017

The focus of Te Ana Ngai Tahu Rock Art Centre’s 2017 Waitangi Day event is to provide an opportunity for the wider South Canterbury community to experience a range of Ngai Tahu cultural activities in celebration of Waitangi Day. These will include walking tours to a number of Māori rock art sites at Opihi led by local Ngai Tahu guides; the inaugural performance of “Te Rerenga – The Flight” devised by Toro Pikopiko Puppets; and a hangi – all held at the iconic Opihi Taniwha Māori rock art site near Pleasant Point.

$1,800

You Me We Us

Trousselot Park, Kaiapoi

6th February 2017

Held in Trousselot Park Kaiapoi, this annual family event to celebrate Waitangi Day includes speeches from dignitaries, whaikorero, waiata, music, costume competition, food stalls and a hangi.

$1,000

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Central Christchurch

6th February 2017

The proposed event will take place on 6th of February 2017. Ongoing through the event will be weaving and poi making activities for children and families. A kapa haka performance by a local Christchurch kapa haka group will take place on either the forecourt if weather allows or foyer at approx. 1pm, this will be followed by a free performance by artist Dudley Benson of the waiatas featured on his album Forest: Songs by Hirni Melbourne in the Gallery foyer. 

$1,800

OTAGO

Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Gardens

4th February 2017

A community event planned to be held on Saturday 4th February at the Queenstown Gardens. The event will involve local performers, schools, kappa haka and waka arma groups. Demonstrations by local artists and weavers along with kiwi music by local performers. Food stalls and activities for children will also be provided at this event.

$2,300

SOUTHLAND

Venture Southland

Queens Park, Invercargill

5th February 2017

We would like to offer the Southland community, and visitors, an early evening, outdoor concert that enables connectivity in relation to celebrating Waitangi Day as a community.  The concert will feature nationally and internationally regarded jazz violinist, Fiona Pears and her band.  Pears' music is original, which ties in with our mission to present music from Aoteoroa New Zealand on this national day.

$1,000

OUTER ISLANDS

Chatham Community Focus Trust

Den Norman Kirk Reserve, Waitangi, Chatham Islands

6th February 2017

Our Waitangi Day 2017 celebrations will a be day with Speeches, Karakia, Waiata, History of Treaty signing, Kai, Harakeke Flower making, Waitangi Treaty quiz, colouring competitions and outdoor fun activities.

$2,000


Updated on 7th February 2017