3. Head to the Kotahi Music Festival
Kahurangi School’s annual Kotahi Music Festival is back on this year on Tuesday 6 February from 2pm to 6pm in Strathmore.
Kotahi is not a school fundraising event but a free, all access koha event with great NZ music and local food. Things will kick off with the Kahurangi Kapa Haka group and an amazing line-up with Mara TK, Sam Manzanza’s Afro beat, Bret McKenzie, the City of Wellington Pipe Band, Wellington Batucada and more!
4. Spend some time learning more about the history of this public holiday
Every year we get a day to celebrate Waitangi Day, but do you know the history behind the signing of this document and the events that followed?
Pop into a Wellington City Library and issue a book about the history of Waitangi Day, or use the eLibrary to access books from the comfort of your own home.
Need somewhere easy to start? Read about the history of Waitangi Day in Pōneke on our website.
Maybe reading isn’t your thing? Don’t let that get in your way of learning. You can listen to a podcast! Try RNZ's The Aotearoa History Show or search ‘Waitangi Day’ on your favourite podcast platform.
5. Visit the Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Ngā tohu kotahitanga exhibition at Te Papa museum
Are you more of a visual learner? Pop in to Te Papa to learn more about Te Tiriti and how it shaped relationships between the peoples of Aotearoa.
You can also visit the original Treaty of Waitangi in the He Tohu exhibition at National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets.
Some of our facilities and services have reduced opening hours during holiday periods, so make sure to check out our holiday hours page before heading out.
Watch out each Friday for a fun list of five great activities to do, places to explore, or things to discover in our awesome city.