Ōnuku Marae will be hosting Waitangi Day in 2013. True to Ōnuku, a spirited debate will be held following our pōwhiri ceremony. Christchurch Mayor, Bob Parker will also be involved on the day. A family-focused afternoon of fun and entertainment is planned. Remember your sunscreen, guitars and Aunty Bernice Tainui’s song book. Please contact the office if you wish to obtain a song-book prior to the day.

Please assembly at the gate for a 9.30am start.

Waitangi Day programme

9.30am – please assembly at the gate
9.45am – pōwhiri
10.30am – light refreshments
11am – key note speakers
Te Awheawhe Rū Whenua
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
12.30am – Mayoral Office Citizenship Ceremony
1pm – Picnic lunch
2pm – “It’s a sing song” BYO – guitar/ukulele/instrument or voice.