Te Rā o Waitangi

Celebrate our national day with friends and whānau. There will be kai and kapa haka, as well as live music to keep you entertained.

A red guitar with turquoise illustrations on top.

Te Rā o Waitangi programme

9am, Wednesday 6 February 2019
Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, Wellington waterfront

12 noon–7.30pm, Wednesday 6 February 2019
Waitangi Park, Wellington waterfront

Waitangi Day is all about coming together to celebrate our nation and what better place than Waitangi Park!

Bring your friends and whanau along for kai and kapa haka at Te Rā o Waitangi.

There’s a line-up of award winning Maori performers as well as activities at the lagoon all day, starting at 9am. 

The lagoon is officially named Whairepo Lagoon after the whairepo, or eagle rays, that visit at this time of year. To celebrate the whairepo there will be a family activity at the lagoon with whairepo shapes designed by artist Reweti Arapere. Kids will have a chance to decorate the ground around the lagoon and find out more about the whairepo.

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There is a $15 charge for Hāngi from the Karaka Café . They will be available between 10:30am and 12 noon on a first in, first served basis.

If you miss out or are heading down later in the day, there will be Hāngi available for $10 at Waitangi Park in the afternoon. There is no need to book.

More information to come later in the year.

 Formal opening by the Mayor, 
 Formal opening by the Mayor,