Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


New Look For 119th Turangawaewae Regatta

6 March 2014

New Look For 119th Turangawaewae Regatta

Marae tours and waka rides, exhibitions and new whanau-oriented activities will feature alongside the traditional waka tauaa ceremonial parade at the 2014 Trangawaewae Regatta at Ngaruawahia this month (March 2014).

Held on the banks of the Waikato River at Turangawaewae Marae, the regatta will celebrate its 119th year with a range of new initiatives aimed at promoting whanau and growing knowledge of local history and cultural activities.

This year the regatta will be held on Saturday 22 March 2014.

Among the new initiatives are:
• Hosted tours of Turangawaewae Marae. Learn the history of this iconic historical marae.
• River rides in waka. Learn to paddle a traditional river waka.
• Waka Tauaa Exhibition. Learn the history of the Marae’s magnificent waka tauaa (war canoes).
• Traditional and modern art displays including korowai, whariki, and fashion.
• Adventure activities for all ages including water slides, a climbing tower, pole joust, obstacle course, vertical bungy, gyroscope, bouncy castles and more.

This year will also feature the comeback of one of the regatta’s most popular events – the Chase-the-Bride waka river race.

Kiingi Tuheitia and guests will be in attendance at the regatta where all-day entertainment will include kapa haka performances, kopapa and waka ama racing, and a mini concert by Betty-Ann Monga (of Ardijah) and Friends to end the day.

The regatta is held as a fundraiser for the Marae, attracting thousands each year including international tourists. Entry fee is $5 per adult, gold coin for school-age children, under-5s and over-65s free.

Event Details:

Turangawaewae Regatta
Friday 21 March 2014: schools kopapa racing heats

Saturday 22 March 2014:
• Gates open 9am-6pm
• Waka tauaa grand parade 11am and 3pm
• Marae tours (11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm), waka rides, exhibitions, live entertainment, kopapa finals, kapa haka, kai and craft stalls, information and education booths, live band

Address: Turangawaewae Marae, 29 River Rd, Ngaruawahia

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: From Here And There

Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story
by Helene Wong.
This is the fascinating story of Helene Wong, born in 1949 in Taihape to Chinese parents: her mother, born soon after her parents migrated here, and her father, born in China but sent to relatives in Taihape at seven to get an education in English. More>>

Chiku: Hamilton Zoo's Baby Chimpanzee Named

Hamilton Zoo has named its three-month-old baby chimpanzee after a month-long public naming competition through the popular zoo’s website. The name chosen is Chiku, a Swahili name for girls meaning "talker" or "one who chatters". More>>

Game Over: Trans-Tasman Netball League To Discontinue

Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand have confirmed that the existing ANZ Championship format will discontinue after the current 2016 season, with both organisations to form national netball leagues in their respective countries. More>>

NZSO Review: Stephen Hough Is Perfection-Plus

He took risks, and leant into the music when required. But you also felt that every moment of his playing made sense in the wider picture of the piece. Playing alongside him, the NZSO were wonderful as ever, and their guest conductor, Gustavo Gimeno, coaxed from them a slightly darker, edgier sound than I’m used to hearing. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: King Lear At Circa

In order to celebrate it's 40th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that Circa Theatre should pick a production of 'King Lear,' since it's also somewhat fortuitously Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. If some of the more cerebral poetry is lost in Michael Hurst's streamlined, full throttle production, it's more than made up for by plenty of lascivious violence designed to entertain the groundlings. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Tauranga Books Festival

Escape to Tauranga for Queen’s Birthday weekend and an ideas and books-focused festival that includes performance, discussion, story-telling, workshops and an Italian-theme morning tea. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news