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Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund 2010

Funding for Waitangi Day 2010 Commemorative Events

A three day Waitangi festival in Northland featuring thirty waka, over 300 Kai hoe (rowers) a dawn karakia, sports events, a church service and a sunset ceremony is one of 77 events receiving funding announced today from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund.

A total of $299,700 was approved by a panel convened by the Ministry. Events range from a multicultural community festival in Porirua, a civic picnic in Greymouth to a contribution to the official celebrations at Waitangi. The full list of events receiving support can be viewed on the Ministry’s website at www.mch.govt.nz.

The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund supports events that celebrate New Zealand’s identity by commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and promoting stronger national and community ties. The grants are given to encourage widespread national participation in Waitangi Day events.

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage administers the fund and assesses applications. Criteria include: encouraging community participation and achievement, promoting a cultural experience and event, and providing participants with an opportunity to learn more about the Treaty of Waitangi.

Successful Applicants to the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund 2010


Waitangi Day Commemorations Committee
Flagship Waitangi Day event with 30 waka, dawn karakia, sports events, children's activities, 21 gun salute and a sunset ceremony.

Waitangi National Trust
A three-day festival at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds featuring music, arts, crafts, parades, sports and cultural performances.

Baylys Beach Society Incorporated
A family day at Baylys beach with food stalls and a range of performances, activities and competitions.

Te Hana Community Development Charitable Trust
A powhiri and church service with invited dignitaries and speakers, followed by entertainment, stalls, food and an inaugural ‘Te Hana Waitangi Day Rugby Tournament'.

e-Hoe Waka Education Trust
A waka voyage, hikoi and celebrations including kapa haka, a re-enactment of the signing of the Treaty and an open forum on Treaty issues.

Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua
A family picnic with local performers, kapa haka, hip-hop dancers, and other entertainment.

Tornado Youth Community Trust
A youth camp focused on group activities and learning about the Treaty.

Arts Promotion Trust (Northland)
A music and dance programme, arts demonstrations. food stalls, and a Treaty information tent.

Tiaki Whakapapa
A lunch and wananga promoting understanding of the Treaty and the importance of building strong race relations.


Toi o Manukau Inc - Māori Arts and Culture Trust
Educational activities, arts workshops and a range of live cultural performances.

New Zealand Tamil Senior Citizens Association Inc
A function and cultural programme promoting the importance of the Treaty for ethnic and migrant communities.

Papakura Marae Society Inc.
A bus tour of historical sites in and around Papakura District, arts and crafts workshops and displays.

Auckland Workers Educational Association
A variety of activities commemorating the Treaty at public libraries in Auckland for two weeks around Waitangi Day.

Ngati Whatua O Orakei Corporate Ltd
A dawn ceremony followed by entertainment, kapa haka, bands, food and stalls.

Poonga Tamil Community Education
A workshop, marae visit and Māori craft workshop focusing on the significance of Waitangi Day.

Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Incorporated
Treaty workshops, performances, art exhibitions, local school performances, food stalls and a hangi.

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust
Educational workshops with a celebrity host, hip hop dance performances, and refreshments.

Waitakere City Council
An open day at Hoani Waititi Marae featuring a public forum for discussion of Treaty issues.


Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa Charitable Trust
Performances by local and national artists, kapa haka competitions, food stalls, sports and art events and a Treaty information tent.

Whanau Resource Centre o Pukekohe Charitable Trust
A whanau celebration day and dinner.with kaumatua and kuia to discuss the Treaty.

Waikato Ethnic Council Inc.
Food and information stalls at Innes Common, Hamilton.

Waka Tangata Trust
Family picnic at Kawhia beach, with sports, waka experiences, food, song and dance.

Waikato Hispano Latino Cultural Group Inc
Cultural and art activities for children throughout the day, followed by cultural music, dance and kapa haka.

Influence Trust
Kapa haka and international music, information displays, craft workshops, and international foods.

Waipa District Council
An open day at Te Wananga o Aoteroa showcasing traditional Māori skills and crafts; and a public programme at Te Awamutu Museum about the signing of the Treaty.

Whai Marama Youth Connex
A youth focussed forum, dance, music fashion, carving and other activities.

Tamil Society Waikato Inc
A programme for young people about the significance of Waitangi Day, with an introduction to Māori arts and crafts.

Kawhia Tourism
A festival featuring traditional Māori foods, arts and crafts, and entertainment.


Tauranga City Council/ Tauranga Moana Waitangi Day Committee
A community dawn service at Mount Maunganui, followed by breakfast at Whareroa Marae.

Nga Tai o te Awa (formerly Taumata Hauora Trust)
A family day with food and crafts stalls, exhibitions, local artists, a waka race, and evening entertainment from a river barge stage.

Whakatane District Council
A community festival with powhiri, children's activities, kapa haka and other cultural performances, waka ama, ethnic and Māori food stalls.

Ngati Awa Research and Archives Trust
A gathering at the site where the Treaty was signed in Whakatane, followed by a ceremony of remembrance and refreshments.

Whakarewarewa Village Charitable Trust
A community event including cultural workshops, wearable arts, entertainment, food, health and wellbeing activities.

Omaiosphere Trust
A dawn ceremony at Omaio Marae with a raising of the commemorative Treaty flag, guest speakers, seminars and workshops on the Treaty, and a song/poetry competition for young people.

Te Runanga o Ngati Whakaue ki Maketu
A morning service in Maketu, followed by breakfast at the Surf Club and a watercraft race.

Raetihi Marae Trust
An open day at Raetihi Marae with food, craft and information stalls, speeches, kapa haka and musical performances, craft workshops and family activities.

Creative Tauranga
An arts and cultural day including sculpture, weaving and carving; musical and cultural performances, and gourmet Māori food demonstations by local chefs.

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Whakarewa I te Reo ki Tuwharetoa
Public perfomances of waiata and displays of children's art and writing around the theme of the Treaty and kotahitanga.

Tapuika Iwi Authority
Treaty discussion panels, music, performances, local history, vintage cars, competitions, food/information stalls and rides.

Paeroa Community Support Trust
Family and cultural activities including music, arts, sports, hangi, and kapa haka.

Acacia Bay Residents' Association Incorporated
A community picnic day and barbeque with races, tug-of-war, kapa haka, music and a water slide.

Hauraki Māori Trust Board
A seminar with local government and iwi leaders to commemorate Waitangi Day and raise awareness and understanding of Treaty issues.


Ka Pai Kaiti Trust
Educational activities and resources including a quiz, full-size replica of the Tairawhiti Treaty, , stage entertainment, competitions, information stalls, workshops and food.

The Māori Millennium Committee
A river pageant, Treaty quiz, speakers, arts installations, waka rides, concert, crafts and food.

St Francis Co-operating Parish of Clive-Haumoana
A special church service focussed on learning about and celebrating the Treaty of Waitangi.

Te Wananga o Tamaki Nui A Rua Inc
A concert and family picnic featuring a talent contest.

Wairoa District Council
Treaty workshops, river activities, guided walks, cultural and musical entertainment, competitions and food stalls.

Te Rakato Social Services Charitable Trust
A re-enactment of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, taonga exhibitions, games and entertainment, craft workshops, music and a hangi.

Waiohiki Community Charitable Trust
Multicultural performances and tours of the Pa site at Otatara.

Atomic Events Centre Trust
A Waitangi Day themed dance party for young people in Hawke's Bay featuring a professional DJ, dance battles and giveaways.


New Plymouth District Council
A series of workshops, Māori arts and crafts displays, entertainment and refreshments.

Paepae in the Park
A music festival featuring local and national talent to celebrate the meaning of the Treaty.


Palmerston North City Council and Ngati Hineaute Hapu Authority
Cultural performances, children's entertainment, a Treaty information stall, interactive displays, Pacific and indigenous food markets, crafts and interactive arts displays.

Hinengakau Development Trust
A multicultural festival with live performances, children and youth activities, Treaty information and forums, food stalls, displays of archival footage of the Whanganui River, and a nationalities parade.


Porirua Community Arts Council Inc
The festival to commemorate New Zealand’s founding document involving performing and visual artists from around Porirua City.

Orongomai Marae Community Centre Trust
An open day at Orongomai Marae to celebrate the Treaty, with invited dignitaries, guest speakers and kapa haka performances.

Wellington Tenths Trust
A free open-air event at Waitangi Park in partnership with Wellington City Council.

Te Runanganui o Taranaki Whanui ki te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui
Cultural displays, health exhibitions, local music groups, school kapa haka groups and sports activities.

Kapiti Coast District Council
A powhiri, formal speeches about Waitangi Day from the Mayor and other officials, historical displays and various entertainment.

National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges Inc
Six wananga across the country which highlight the role of the thirteen women who signed the Treaty of Waitangi.

Masterton District Council
The Wairarapa Waitangi Day Origins Festival, with ethnic dance and musical groups and an ethnic food festival.

Foodtiaki o Kapiti Trust
Tours to Motungangara Island, where the Treaty was signed in the Kapiti Coast area. Includes historical talks, food and a powhiri.

New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga
A waka voyage, church service, mihi korero, re-enactment of Treaty signing, stalls and entertainment.


Whakatu Marae Inc
Food and entertainment from around the globe, organised by local Māori, Pacific Island and migrant communities.

Waikawa Marae Inc
An open day at Waikawa Marae, with a powhiri, talks, food, and entertainment.


Grey District Waitangi Day Community Picnic Committee
A community barbeque and hangi lunch, kapa haka performances, live music, children's activities, craft and information stalls.

Westland District Council
A powhiri, food and native tree planting, followed by performances from local kapa haka groups.


Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum
A family day with celebrations between iwi and the crown. A clinker boat will be greeted by a waka at the estuary, with further activites on the Marae.

The Mackenzie Community Enhancement Board
Kapa haka performances, historical displays, storytelling and two performances of 'The Big House at the End of the Street', a short play about the Treaty.

Belfast Community Network Inc.
Cultural performances, information and activities including limestone carving, weaving and tattooing, at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
A variety of arts displays and cultural performances with reference to the Treaty of Waitangi.

Aoraki Community Care Trust
An inter-Marae sports and cultural day with a dawn service, followed by breakfast, games, music and kapa haka.

Christchurch City Council
The ASB Classical Sparks concert, featuring kapa haka and a wide variety of musical performances.


English Language Partners Southland Incorporated
A trip for migrants and refugee English language learners to Omaui, an area of historical and cultural significance to Māori.

Gore District Council
A community picnic with food stalls, cultural performances, treaty display and an outdoor movie.

Te Oruanui Incorporated Society
An open day for all surrounding townships at Te Oruanui Marae, including food and a range of activities and displays.


Chatham Community Focus Trust
A community beach picnic with a prayer, songs, re-enactment of the treaty signing, barbeque lunch and entertainment.


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