News | 2 February 2022
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Commemorate Waitangi Day online in the capital this weekend

Join us online this weekend for free, whānau-friendly events, in commemoration of Aotearoa’s national day.

Tiki Taane using a conch shell at a music festival in Paihia
Tiki Taane

With the country in Red, these annual events are going online for the health and safety of the community – but will still showcase local talent, celebrate our diversity and multi-culturalism, and bring together friends and whānau.

  • Saturday 5 February: Whānau Film Night – From 6pm enjoy an online programme of animated short films curated by the Wairoa Film Festival.
  • Sunday 6 February: Te Rā o Waitangi – From midday, prepare some kai and catch up with friends and whānau while you enjoy culture and an award-winning line-up of Māori performers, including local legends Tiki Taane and Laughton Kora, Ngāti Pōneke Māori Club, James Kereama Stent and Tui Tahere-Katene, Joel Ruys & the Huia Express, Majic and Whaiao, and Hani Totorewa.

Join us on our Facebook or YouTube pages for both events. More information at

Meanwhile, the Kotahi annual Waitangi Day music festival is also being brought to you online, with international headliners Fat Freddy’s Drop doing the entertaining, along with other local Wellington acts The Nudge, The Baker’s Three, and DJ Magnette.

Find out more at Kotahi 2022 will be streaming on YouTube and Facebook.