Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Fun, friends and whānau this Waitangi Day

Fun, friends and whānau this Waitangi Day


Celebrate Waitangi Day with live entertainment, food stalls, arts and craft markets and workshops at Barry Curtis Park on Thursday 6 February.

Waitangi Day Celebrations 2014 is a free event brought to you by Auckland Council and is a great opportunity to celebrate with family and friends.

Auckland Mayor Len Brown says that this is a special day, celebrating tangata whenua and who we are as Aucklanders today.

“Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our Māori culture set us apart in the world. Waitangi Day is a perfect time to acknowledge the history and diversity of Auckland, and of New Zealand,” he says.

“There will be a mihi whakatau led by mana whenua at 10am and I invite anyone interested to come and join us.”

With record breaking Pacific Music Award winner Aaradhna and heaps of home-grown talent like the young performers of Pao Pao Pao!, the powerhouse voice of Ria Hall and Vodafone New Zealand Music Award winner David Dallas this is a definite must-do event.
Waitangi Day Celebrations 2014
Thursday 6 February 2014
10am - 5pm
Barry Curtis Park, Flat Bush

This is an alcohol-free, smoke-free and zero-waste event.

There are other celebrations happening across Auckland over the week for Waitangi Day. For more information visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz “Waitangi Day”.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On
The Runway Extension’s Latest Court Failure

The Director of Civil Aviation (CAA) has also been ordered told back to the drawing board to properly do the job of evaluating the size of the safety areas required for the extension, in full accord with New Zealand’s international obligations. The pilots union were also compensated by the Court of Appeal judges for their costs in bringing the court action.

Interestingly, the reasoning in the Court of Appeal decision almost exactly mirrored the detailed critique of the original High Court decision made in this Werewolf article last October. More>>

 

Torture: Corrections Breaches UN Convention

The Department of Corrections has breached the Convention against Torture as well as its own legislation, in the way it manages some at-risk prisoners in New Zealand prisons, the Chief Ombudsman says. More>>

ALSO:

District Court Changes In Force: Historic Day For New Zealand Courts

New Zealand District Court judges are ready to play their part in ensuring new governing legislation for the structure of Australasia’s biggest court further enhances the administration of open justice and serves New Zealanders well. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Mt Albert Aftermath

Personality politics – Jacinda is great! Jacinda is not so great! – have dominated the coverage of the Labour Party’s fortunes this week... Still, this is a relatively new and welcome problem for the centre-left. Labour has seemed so bereft of crossover talent for so long that it seems almost embarrassed by this latest development. More>>

ALSO:

State Sector: Government To Apply Pay Equity Principles

Legal changes are not yet in effect but the State Services Commission, on behalf of the government, and the Council of Trade Unions on behalf of unions, have agreed to apply the principles to current pay equity claims. More>>

ALSO:

Throwing Stoners: English Blames Failed Drug Tests For Unemployment

Bill English’s diversionary tactic of condemning of a generation of Kiwi workers as a bunch of drug-takers cannot hide his government’s failure to create opportunities for decent work, says Labour’s Employment spokesperson Grant Robertson. More>>

ALSO:

Conservation: Central Govt Takes Over 1080 Regulation

“This new approach standardises the rules for using such poisons rather than the current system of different rules in different regions. This change will reduce costs and delays for operators, ensure consistent conditions throughout the country, reduce mistakes from misunderstanding rule differences and allow best practice approaches to be used." More>>

ALSO:

Election Entertainments: ACT Has Prison Plan, Greens Have Water Bill

Green Party launches Member’s Bill to protect our freshwater The Green Party has today launched a member’s bill that will keep water from underground sources, called aquifers, safe from pollution and contamination. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news