Te Rā o Waitangi / Waitangi Day Celebrations
Events - Te Rā o Waitangi / Waitangi Day
6 February 2014, 11am to
Te Raukura (the Wharewaka), Wellington waterfront
Celebrate Waitangi Day on the waterfront
with a day of music, film, dance, craft and great
Join the Council and the Port Nicholson
Block Settlement Trust on the waterfront to honour Te Rā o
Soak up the evocative sounds of Whiri Tū Akā,
a five-strong wahine Māori a capella group who make music
that is traditional in its inspiration and has its roots in
Also hitting the stage are Pacific reggae
pioneers Herbs, playing some of Aotearoa's most beloved
Chocolate Box - consisting of the very talented DJ
Ayesha, Vanessa Stacey and Lisa Tomlins - are coming
together to bring you a fabulous mash-up of vinyl, soul,
funk and hip-hop sound.
There will be plenty of beautiful
craft stalls to peruse and loads of hands-on activities for
Starting at 6.30pm, Films by
Starlight presents Whale Rider (rated PG) on the big
screen in Odlins Plaza.
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