Over 500 people gathered at Ōnuku Marae, near Akaroa on 6 February to attend the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, celebrating the 176th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Discussion of freshwater issues, citizenship, diversity and the Treaty were highlights of this year’s Waitangi Day commemoration festivities. Also, New Zealand Citizenship ceremony presided over by Christchurch Mayor, Lianne Dalziel welcomed new citizens from 13 countries. [Read more…]

Waitangi celebrations

On Saturday 6 February at 9.30am, we will be holding our annual Waitangi Day celebrations at Schlaepfer Park Scout Camp, 41c Ostrich Farm Road, Paerata, Pukekohe (this venue is used every year).

Please note the driveway is on Ostrich Farm Road (first on the left from Paerata. Turn right onto Heights Road then onto Ostrich Farm Road. There is no access to Schlaepfer Park from Heights Road). [Read more…]