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Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Treaty Festival

The Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival 2021 was hosted by Awarua Rūnaka at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Awarua.

This year’s theme, wai, acknowledges the importance of freshwater to our iwi and te ao tūroa.

Highlights of the day can be viewed below.

Highlights from the Waitangi Commemoration Day at Te Rau Aroha Marae


Section 4

Ngāi Tahu have the great honour of hosting James Brown from Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki to deliver a key note address at our Waitangi Day Commemorations.


Hon Dr Megan Woods

Hon Dr Megan Woods delivers an opening address at the Waitangi Day Commemoration Ceremony at Te Rau Aroha Marae.


Waitangi Address Dr Michael Stevens

Dr Michael Stevens delivers his Waitangi Day address.


Keynote addresses

Commodore Melissa Ross delivers a message from the Governor-General, Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy.


A Long Time Coming

Panel discussion with Dr Martin Fisher, Dr Te Maire Tau, Emeritus Professor David Williams, and Tā Tipene O’Regan.


Freshwater presentation

Te Maire Tau, Te Kura Taka Pini.


Regenerate Murihiku

Discussion with Tā Tipene O’Regan, Terry Nicholas, Michael Skerrett, Aimee Kaio.