In 2014, Ōtākou will host the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival. Planning is underway and we’re looking at things in a slightly different way from previous years. The theme for the day is Whanaungatanga. This is an opportunity to explore relationships with partners and ourselves. The festival will have a whānau atmosphere, so bring your sunscreen and picnic blankets.

Timeline for the day:

  • 10am pōwhiri
  • 10.45am kapu tī
  • 11am forum, stalls, entertainment
  • 3pm poroporoakī

There is an opportunity for whānau and community groups to hold stalls to sell their wares. If you would like to book a stall please contact the rūnaka office.

Please note that Ōtākou will not provide a hākari on the day; instead, there will be a number of kai stalls, and spaces for whānau to enjoy picnic lunches they may wish to bring.

Make sure you bring cash if you wish to purchase kai or merchandise.