1. Enjoy our Waitangi events online
Waitangi Day commemorations are coming to a screen near you! With wet weather forecast, stay rugged up inside and watch our Whānau Film Night and Te Rā o Waitangi coverage from the comfort of your couch.
Whānau Film Night is on Saturday 5 February at 6pm and can be accessed on our Facebook or YouTube pages. Join us virtually for an hour of Māori and indigenous animated short films curated by Wairoa Film Festival
Te Rā o Waitangi begins on Sunday 6 February at midday. Visit our Facebook or YouTube channels and enjoy Māori performers, including Ngāti Pōneke Māori Club, Joel Ruys & the Huia Express, Hani Totorewa and many more!
2. Put on your wet weather gear and explore some historical sites around Pōneke
Pōneke was inhabited by Māori long before Pākehā reached New Zealand’s shores. Take a walk and visit some remnants of pā in our parks and reserves around the city.
Some roots with historically significant spots include Makara Walkway, the Eastern Walkway, Te Ara o Nga Pā Tupuna and more.
3. Tune into the Kotahi Music Festival – featuring Fat Freddy’s Drop
Kahurangi School’s annual Kotahi Music Festival has had to make the shift to the virtual realm this year. Tune in on Facebook or YouTube on Sunday 6 February between 3-6pm to catch performances by The Nudge, DJ Magnette, The Baker’s Three, and Fat Freddy’s Drop!