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Waitangi Day at Waitakere

Waitangi Day at Waitakere

Waitakere’s most prominent marae, Hoani Waititi Marae, will host an open day on Waitangi Day from 11am-3pm on Sunday 6 February.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the marae experience. Visitors will learn about the Treaty and Maori protocol, what to expect during the day and how to participate.

Waitakere Council and community representatives are planning the event which has funding support from the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and Council.

The day will include a powhiri (welcoming ceremony), guest speakers, art displays, demonstrations and information stalls. There will be cultural performances from ethnic, Pacific and Maori communities

“The commemoration of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi is an appropriate time to provide this informative and entertaining day – especially for those who have never before had a marae experience,” says Te Warena Taua, chair of Te Taumata Runanga Committee.

Acknowledging another aspect of the Treaty, a prayer offering will be held at 9.30am for Charles Oliver Davis (aka Hare Rewiti), an official translator for the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1842.

Davis became estranged from his European peers when he protested against the unfairness of New Zealand’s Land Wars. He was buried at Waikumete Cemetery in 1887. Anyone who wishes to attend, please gather at The Chapel of the Oaks at 9.15am.

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