Skip to main content

2020 successful applicants


Waitangi Day Commemorations Committee

National commemorations at Waitangi



Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust

Aotearoa New Zealand's premier urban Waitangi Day commemoration event


Auckland City Council

A free to the public, one day family friendly event that commemorates the 180th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  Events will include a pōwhiri, korero, performances including kapa haka and interactive activities including arts and crafts, Waitangi storytelling, te reo Māori and Māori games.


Te Hana Community Development Charitable Trust Providing a broad base of activities including to formally celebrate the day by commencing with a service and karakia in the Marae Wharenui. $2,500
Te Herenga Waka o Orewa A community celebration of commemorating the signing of the Treaty with food, performances, workshops, and other activities. $10,000
Awataha Marae A local celebration for diverse communities to understand the importance of the Treaty to this nation. $3,000
Manukau Urban Māori Authority Incorporated A whānau friendly and community based celebration of Waitangi Day and the Treaty of Waitangi in South Auckland $5,000


Raukawa Charitable Trust

Karakia atop of Te Puke o Whakauru and breakfast at the Wānanga o Aotearoa campus on February 6. Festival of Cultures at the South Waikato Sport and Event Centre on February 8.


Taupo District Council and Nukuhau Pa (Ngāti Rauhoto)

Free whānau-based activities and entertainment to bring the wider community together in celebration of New Zealand's national day.


Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

Free event designed to foster an understanding of what Waitangi Day and the Treaty means to us all today.  It features  interactive events to promote nation building, including a panel discussion on Tiriti o Waitangi, Te Reo and Māori creative arts workshops, storytelling, traditional Māori games and kapa haka performances.


Western Community Association Inc

A chance for whānau to come together and celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Education on the Treaty, celebrating and sharing our cultures, coming together as one nation.


Paeroa Community Support Trust

A community celebration with food, performances, and Māori culture-related activities.


Kaiewe Māori Women's Welfare League Branch

This project focuses on the development of tribal resources for the descendants of the ancestor Te Matenga who signed the Treaty of Waitangi in Kawhia in June 1840.


The Kawhia Community Project Trust

The day is intended to bring whānau  and visitors together to share traditional kai, entertainment, arts and crafts with the aim of giving event goers a unique Māori cultural experience.



Maketu Community Development & Projects & Maketu Taiapure 

The event consists of a dawn service and treaty and local relevant storytelling.


Te Wānanga o Aotearoa - Kawerau Campus

The event celebrates the Waitangi Day with activities, education, and performances.


Tauranga Moana Waitangi Day Dawn Service Organising Committee

A community dawn service at the base of Hopukiore - Mount Drury.


Ngāti Pūkenga Iwi ki Tauranga Trust


Music, food and arts, joining together community groups in a celebration of our shared identity.


Tunohopu Marae

A fun day for Rotorua residents and visitors to acknowledge, promote and celebrate our national day of New Zealand.  Activities will be arranged around the themes of history, language, visual arts, sports & games, performing arts, food & beverage and health & wellness for all to enjoy.


Whakatāne District Council, Whakatāne Libraries and Galleries and Whakatāne Museum Collections and Research

The event consists of various kind of treaty-related activities to tell and display the Treaty signing history.



New Plymouth District Council

A free 3-hour community event that celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.


Paepae in the Park Incorporated Patea is host to a free music festival, Paepae in the Park, which celebrates Waitangi Day. $2,000


Wairoa District Council

A celebration of our people, our place, our history, and our future. A celebration of why we call Wairoa and Aotearoa New Zealand home.


Nga Tukemata o Kahungunu Charitable Trust (Waitangi Festival @Clive)

A community event honouring the Treaty of Waitangi.


Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated

A celebration of nationhood, community and whānau at the Hawke's Bay Sports Park.



Muaūpoko Tribal Authority

A community day at Muaūpoko Park, encouraging whānau  to share in the kaupapa of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.


Te Awanui a Rua Charitable Trust To celebrate and bring communities back to the Waitangi Day, the event will have concerts, games and Waitangi Day display. $2,000


Kahurangi Friends Incorporated 

The event will combine with te Reo, music, performances and Māori stories.


Orongomai Marae Community Centre Trust

To celebrate the Day, the event consists of Treaty-related educational activity, performances and arts activities.


Masterton District Council

A community event attracts wider Wairarapa community to commemorate Waitangi Day.


Porirua Multicultural Council Incorporated

The event consists of a talk, waiata, and performances. It will provide an opportunity to the migrants to increase their understanding of Tikanga Māori and the Treaty.


Hutt Multicultural Council Inc

A multicultural quiz contest based around the Treaty of Waitangi and Māori culture.



Whakatū Marae Committee Inc

The event consists of kai, talks and workshops relating to the signing of the Treaty.


Ngāti Koata Trust Commemorating the 13 Ngāti Koata signatories through the composition, recording releasing and promotion of a waiata video. $1,000
Te Pātaka o Wairau Incorporated Commemoration of the first signing of the Treaty. $1,500


Westland District Council

Pōwhiri and Commemorating Treaty of Waitangi event.


Buller District Council

A family friendly bicultural event featuring kapa haka, waiata, creative workshops and kai.



You Me We Us

Community festival in Kaiapoi.


Te Ahi Wairua o Kaikoura Charitable Trust

A fun day for the community to learn about the Treaty of Waitangi through a trail race challenge around town followed by a traditional pōwhiri with food, music and entertainment at the Marae.


Ashburton Multi Cultural Trust

Multi-cultural festival intended to increase inclusiveness within the community and showcase cultural diversity through performing arts, interactive children's activities and ethnic food stalls.


Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetū

To celebrate the Waitangi Day with workshops, films broadcasting and weavings activities


Te Aitarakihi Trust Inc

A Waitangi whānau fun day including Treaty of Waitangi education, ka toi Māori demonstrations, kai, and other fun family activities.



Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou Incorporated Society 

An event to acknowledge the signatories of the Treaty. It includes a Pōwhiri, a forum, musical festival, and other tamariki activities.



Te Anau Waitangi Day

A family friendly community event that builds nationhood, community, and understanding through a variety of fun and artistic activities which educate and entertain.



Chatham Community Focus Trust

The event will combine with speeches, waiata, and activities focusing on commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and relevant history.



Updated on 31st January 2020