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6th February 2021
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Waitangi Day commemorated at Te Rau Aroha Marae

An estimated 500 people from throughout Murihiku, Ōtākou and around Aotearoa have today commemorated Waitangi Day at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Awarua Bluff. Manuhiri – including Deputy Chief of Navy Commodore Melissa Ross (on behalf of the Governor General), Minister of Housing Hon Megan Woods, Minister of Agriculture Hon Damien O’Connor, mayors, and other…

Tā Tipene O’Regan’s Waitangi address at Ōnuku

Ngāi Tahu Treaty Commemoration Hui Ōnuku Marae, Akaroa 6 Feb 2019 He Taumata Kōrero nā Tā Tipene O’Regan Kāti Rakiamoa, Kāi Te Ruahikihiki, Kāti Kuri , Kāti Waewae me Kāti Irakehu Upoko, Te Rūnaka o Awarua Kā mihi ki te Kāwana me tana hoa (Tauranga Moana/Takahanga Kaikōura). Mihi ki a Piri hoki. Mihi ki kā…

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Pounamu a feature at new Waitangi Museum

The Waitangi National Trust opened its new museum on Waitangi Day. Now open to the public, it houses the permanent exhibition Ko Waitangi Tēnei: This is Waitangi, relating stories of Waitangi – its people, the place and the Treaty. This is no ordinary exhibition. It is thoughtfully assembled and the curation is expertly punctuated with…

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2nd February 2016
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Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival at Ōnuku Marae

Ōnuku Rūnanga is hosting the 2016 Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival at Ōnuku Marae, Akaroa on February 6. Discussion of freshwater issues, citizenship, diversity and the Treaty will be highlights of this year’s Waitangi Day commemoration festivities. A special New Zealand Citizenship ceremony will also take place on the day, presided over by Christchurch Mayor, Lianne…

Celebrating Waitangi Day in the south

Around 460 people braved unpredictable weather conditions to attend the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, celebrating the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Bluff on 6 February. Visitors were welcomed onto the marae with a pōwhiri, with pupils from Te Wharekura O Arowhenua, Invercargill performing waiata…

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4th February 2014
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Waitangi Day – the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Ōtākou Marae

This year Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou is hosting the annual ‘Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival’ at Ōtākou Marae. The Chair for Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Donna Matahaere-Atariki, says it is a pleasure to welcome the community for the official Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day commemorations. “It’s a great privilege to welcome dignitaries, whānau and the wider community…

Te Ao o te Māori
Songbirds on Waitangi Day

The official Ngāi Tahu commemoration of Waitangi Day at Ōnuku Marae was made more special this year with the launch of an Ōnuku songbook and a citizenship ceremony – the first time this ceremony has been held at a marae on Waitangi Day.

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Te Ao o te Māori
Waitangi Day

Every year Ngāi Tahu commemorates Waitangi Day at one of three locations where the iwi signed the Treaty – Awarua, Ōtākou and Ōnuku. This year it was the turn of Te Rau Aroha Marae at Awarua to open its doors to whānau, the community and the Crown.

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4th February 2011
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Waitangi Day 2011

On Sunday Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou will host to this year’s Ngāi Tahu Treaty of Waitangi Day Commemoration festivities at Ōtākou Marae. Festivities start at 10am and feature traditional and contemporary cultural performances (including Pacific Island practitioners), activities for children and a detailed history plus future plans for the marae. All whānau and the public…