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Waitangi Day Commemorations Committee

National commemorations at Waitangi.


New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils Inc.


Community wananga for migrant and refugee communities on the reo Māori version of Te Tiriti led by Multicultural NZ's iwi partners in Whangarei, followed by a tree planting at Waitangi to commemorate these communities' support of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Takes place on 05 February 2021.





Waiheke Community Art Gallery Inc


Commemorate the Treaty of Waitangi and its signing by Ngati Paoa; theme is Tauahere (binding together). Waiheke artists will create works that reference the Treaty signing in the Hauraki Gulf; install contemporary sculptural works: a Māori Meeting House, a Bishops Mitre, a crown and the Beehive. Exhibitions will open with a cultural blessing, traditional karanga, kapa haka performance, kai and refreshments.  Opens on 26 February 2021 and runs until March 2021.





Kāwhia Moana, Kāwhia Kai, Kāwhia Tangata Kai Festival Committee


Kāwhia Kai Festival is one of the few events held throughout the year within the Otorohanga District. The Festival commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and is the only such event held in the District. The festival encourages local community groups, schools, marae, residents and organisations to be part of the day through non-stop entertainment (including kapa haka and singing groups).


Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato


Community event promoting nation and community building; with  exhibitions that closely align with the Treaty, guest speakers’ discussion on the Treaty, performances, crafts and children’s activities. Takes place on 08 February 2021.


Te Runanga O Kirikiriroa


Community event drawing on expertise and skills of local Hamilton, Waikato, Maniapoto communities to commemorate Waitangi Day through song, dance, play, art and talking tents.  Educational stalls for health, food, clothing, mirimiri and social services.





Maketu Community Development & Projects & Maketu Taiapure

A morning service held on Pukemaire monument. Pukemaire is an important pa site that in later years became the site of Fort Colville by the Queen’s soldiers.


Te Whananga o Aotearoa - Kawerau Campus

Community event with opening and closing performed by a Kaumatua from local marae in accordance with tikanga Māori. Waka Taua and printed banners with the timeline and facts about the Treaty of Waitangi. Free activities for everyone.


He Iwi Kotahi Tauranga Moana Charitable Trust


He Iwi Kotahi 2021 is an opportunity to commemorate the signing of the Treaty and acknowledge and embrace Tauranga's multi-cultural, multi-ethnic makeup. The theme is celebrating our multi-cultural community, educating and upskilling people on the importance and history of Waitangi Day with narrative around seeking ways to build our unity and draw strength as one people.  Opening with a raising of the flag ceremony, a traditional Māori welcome and a citizen's ceremony for Tauranga's newest Kiwis. The event will feature a re-enactment performance on the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, plus local artisans, musicians and performers. Central to the day will be Māori arts and cultural performances, workshops and seminars about traditional and modern techniques of flax-weaving, poi making, learn basic Te Reo or history of Waitangi.


Tauranga Moana Waitangi Day Dawn Service Organising Committee

Community dawn service at the base of Hopukiore (Mount Drury) with whakatau from local iwi/ hapu kaumatua. A public event celebrating Te Tiriti o Waitangi with speeches from civic leaders, community groups, Rangatahi, an open public forum and cultural performances.


The Incubator Growing Art and Culture Charitable Trust

Community event offering kaupapa Māori creative workshops and demonstrations held within a larger Waitangi Day event.


Tunohopu Marae

Community event held at Ohinemutu Marae with recognition of Treaty as a central theme supported by performances, health and wellness providers.





New Plymouth District Council

New Plymouth District Council, with the support of Ngāti Te Whiti Hapu, will deliver a free 3-hour community event that celebrates the commemoration of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.






Wairoa District Council

Celebration of the biculturalism of our country and a coming-together of all sectors of our community to celebrate our "Wairoatanga". The event is a showcase of who we are as a community, a commemoration platform for our tipuna and acknowledging those from Wairoa who played their part in protecting the customs and stories of our people.


Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated

Celebrations acknowledge relationships between the Crown and Ngāti Kahungunu and celebrate Te Tiriti o Waitangi. A community event, creating an environment to share in whakawhanaungatanga, culture and history on our National Day.


Waipureku Waitangi Trust


Community hikoi (walk of unity), haka pōwhiri, whaikorero, waiata with refreshments, korero by local historians, free waka rides and re-enactments of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.


Ngati Pahauwera Development Trust 


Dawn unveiling of 2 Pou followed by breakfast on the Marae. Extending out to local community with a talent show, kapa haka and guest speakers. Photos of the signing of the Deed of Settlement and free health checks will be provided. Takes place on 08 February 2021.






Te Awanui a Rua Charitable Trust


Waitangi Day History and Information Marquee with a local Historian to give history and information (resources) of Waitangi and its kaupapa. Including Treaty settlement groups for relevant iwi, successions and land information. Takes place on 12 and 13 February 2021.


Ngā Iwi o Mokai Patea Services Trust


Community whanau/family day with a focus on Te Ao Maori. Participants will be able to take part in a concert/show that will include waiata, skits and debates. Also information stalls, free food, competitions, children’s play area and Kaumatua tent.


Ngati Kahungungu Ki Tamaki nui-a -Rua


Community event centered around local history and Waitangi story telling, Te reo Maori language, visual and performing arts, sport, whanau health, workshops and kai.





Masterton District Council


Waifest 2021 showcases a range of arts, entertainment, history and the Treaty. Information on the Treaty of Waitangi can be found within the stalls and is also shared throughout the day from the mainstage.


Hutt Multicultural Council Inc.

A multicultural quiz contest based on the Treaty of Waitangi and Māori culture to be hosted at the marae. Short movie clips and slides will be shown on screen. Takes place on 13 February 2021.


Te Wharewaka o Pōneke Charitable Trust


The event is based on principles of manaakitanga, wairuatanga, kotahitanga and whānau ngatanga and our philosophy of educating ourselves and educating others will be shared in the inclusive activities. A concert will be held at Waitangi Park. The public will be invited to paddle the waka during the day.

$3,500 (with direction on applicable costs)

Porirua Multicultural Council Incorporated


Community event bringing the diverse community of Porirua together, particularly newly arrived migrants and former refugees.  Raising awareness of New Zealand as a treaty based society and tikanga Māori.


Carterton District Council


Community event at Hurunui o Rangi Marae giving an opportunity to connect with mana whenua, learn about Te Tiriti o Waitangi and experience manaakitanga. Whanau friendly activities about the Treaty of Waitangi, history of Hurunui o Rangi Marae and sites of cultural significance. Information to show partnerships between Hurunui o Rangi Marae, Treaty partners and Carterton District Council.





Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira


Wānanga to commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti at Horahora Kākahu near Cloudy Bay on the 181st anniversary of the signing there on 17 June 1840.  Meeting local tangata whenua on the marae who will teach the local history regarding Te Tiriti. Takes place from the 16th to 18th June 2021.





Westland District Council

An opportunity to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi at Arahura Marae. Westland District Council working together with Te Runanga o Ngati Waewae and Te Runanga o Makaawhio to reflect upon the nation's bi-cultural history. Hui and korero with guest speakers from Putini Ngati Tahu.


Buller District Council

Community event featuring kapa haka performances by school children, waiata, kane kane, poi, and ki-o-rahi.  Community Groups will be invited to set up and run fund raising stalls.


Grey District Waitangi Day Community Picnic


Community event offering a free traditional Hangi and BBQ lunch, food and drink, market stalls, children’s activities, cultural performances including kapa haka and nuku.





Te Aitarakihi Trust


Community event to commemorate Waitangi Day at Te Aitarakihi Multicultural Centre on Saturday 6 February 2021, including Te Tiriti o Waitangi Education, Ka toi Māori demonstrations, other fun whānau activities.


All Together Kaiapoi
(former You Me We Us Kaiapoi)


Celebrating Waitangi Day with school kapa haka groups, local musicians and multi-cultural dance groups. Also speeches from dignitaries, whaikorero, waiata, multicultural flavour food stalls and a traditional hangi.





Te Anau Waitangi Day

Community event with re-enacted signing of the Treaty by local Mararoa primary school; powhiri, music concert, kapa haka, waiata, hangi lunch, workshops and stalls featuring bone carving and flax weaving. Takes place from 06 to 07 February 2021.





Chatham Community Focus Trust

Community event scavenger hunt, taking the community to places of significance with Waitangi Day questions and quizzes at each site; and a race that will end at local lake site with kai and fun activities for all our participants.



Updated on 6th September 2021