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Countdown to Hokianga Treaty celebrations


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Countdown to Hokianga Treaty celebrations

It’s now officially less than a week until the Hokianga celebrates the third and largest signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on February 12.

The community is expected to turn out in force at Māngungu Mission, the NZ Historic Places Trust property in Horeke, in a uniquely Hokianga celebration of the Treaty signing that has become an annual festival for locals and visitors to the area alike.

Back in 1840, the signing of the Treaty at Māngungu almost a week after the Waitangi signing had a large impact on the community, drawing about 70 rangatira – who subsequently signed the Treaty – and between 2000 and 3000 Māori who attended what became a giant hui, and the largest Treaty signing.

The gathering took place at Māngungu Mission in Horeke, a Georgian-styled building now cared for by the NZHPT, and which was the centre of the Wesleyan Mission in the Hokianga. Today the building overlooks the beautiful Hokianga harbour.

The NZHPT is once again joining forces with the Māngungu Commemoration Committee, Nga Uri Whakatupu o Hokianga and haukainga [people of the local marae] to mark the day with fun activities including Powhiri and waka.

The fleet of waka are due to arrive with the tide between midday and 1pm – and this year, Ngatokimatawhaorua from Otaua will also be taking part. Ngai Tu are the kaitiaki [guardians] of this waka.

“People in the Hokianga look forward to the February 12 Treaty celebrations, and this year will be no exception,” says Mita

“There’s been a lot of interest. This is a great family occasion, and we’re inviting everybody to bring along a picnic and enjoy the day.”

Admission to Māngungu Mission and the Treaty commemoration celebrations is free, though a koha to help cover costs would be appreciated.


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