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Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day

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  • Wed 6 Feb ’19, 11:00am – 4:00pm


Porirua Waterfront, 5 Wi Neera Drive, Wellington Region


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Waitangi Day is back on Porirua’s waterfront for the second year running and it promises to be a special event for residents and visitors alike.

Waitangi Day in Porirua takes place on the waterfront on Wi Neera Drive, with Porirua City Council partnering with mana whenua Ngāti Toa and Whitireia New Zealand to deliver a fun-filled event, one of the largest in the country, on our national day. The theme of the day will be Whiti Te Rā, which means “Into the sunlight”.

There is a main entertainment stage that will feature Ardijah as the headline act, along with creative and cultural activities to be involved in across the event, including traditional weaving and carving, flag making, creation stations, Te Reo based activations and much more!

Waka tours are back! You’ll have the opportunity to pick up a paddle and get out on Te Awarua o Porirua Harbour in a local waka.

There'll be plenty of delicious food options to satisfy your puku from quality vendors, all of which have a zero waste kaupapa.

Here's the stage schedule:
11:00am - Powhiri
11:40am - Ngati Toa Kaumatua
11:55am - Taeyla Marshall
12:15pm - Te Kura Māori Porirua
12:35pm - Matt Carney & Mayor Mike Tana
1:05pm - Sri Lankan Group
1:15pm - George Setefano
1:30pm - The Mitis
1:55pm - Tautua Dance
2:10pm - The Bradas
2:20pm - Ardijah
3:30pm - The Bradas
3:40pm - Ladysoul
4:00pm - Closing

And other housekeeping:

Free public parking is available at Takapuwahia Park (next to Titahi Bay Rd) and Te Ruaparaha Park.
Or park at the Railway station and enjoy the walk around the harbour!

Remember to bring cash to spend at the stalls as there are no ATMs on site.

Water available
Bring your own drink bottles or pick up one at the PCC Caravan.
Water Tanker onsite to refill bottles.

Ngā mihi to our supporters:
- Ngāti Toa
- Whitireia Community Polytechnic
- Manatu Taonga Ministry for Culture & Heritage

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