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Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou are pleased to Host the 2017 Treaty of Waitangi Festival at Ōtākou Marae.

This year our celebration has as its theme “Te Hereka Waka,” The mooring place for the many waka who have voyaged to our shores.

The term Te Hereka Waka is the theme for this years event. It is used in the broadest sense as a metaphor that celebrates the arrival of the many people who landed at Ōtākou whether by waka or sailing ship.

Nau mai, haere mai, tautī mai – Come along and enjoy New Zealand’s special day

Date: Monday 6 February
When: 9.45am
Where: Ōtākou Marae, Tamatea Road, Ōtākou.

10am Pōwhiri
10.45am Morning tea
11am Introduction and housekeeping
11.15am – Guest speaker forum
– Whare Karakia and Museum open
– Workshops/Stalls/Tamariki zone
– Waka ama (subject to weather)
12.30pm Cultural performances
1.45pm Guest speaker forum resumed
3pm Poroporoaki.

All general enquiries please phone 03 478 0352 or email Tracey at [email protected]