May 18, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Celebrate Waitangi Day in Palmerston North at Te Manawa

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Nau Mai! Haere Mai!

Experience Waitangi Day like youve never experienced it before. Te Manawa is hosting celebrations for Waitangi Day here in Palmerston North. Last year around 9000 took part in what was an inclusive and entertaining celebration of the Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The emphasis in 2014 is once again on family, entertainment, and inclusivity in our community – for all cultures and peoples.

International and local indigenous bands will be playing on two outdoor stages including an Aboriginal group from Australia, Japanese drummers, Taonga Puoro ( Traditional Maori instruments ), Poetry, Kapa haka, as well as local bands and choirs.

Celebrations start at 10am with an action-packed line up for the entire family through until 4pm.There will be a bouncy castle for the smaller children and a number of stalls offering various food options, including a hangi. Sit and enjoy the performances, or bring your own picnic and enjoy the Citys celebrations with us. There will be a forum on the Treaty of Waitangi and Living in a bicultural community, speakers from different cultures will talk about the Treaty from their perspective.

We will also be making an attempt at setting a new world record for the largest group of people playing ti rakau at one time. Come along we need 800 to beat the record!…

Performers include:
Horomona Horo

Natalie Mann

Anatonio Te Maioha

Astro Brimm from the Zenith Boyz…

Tyna Keelan…

and much more….

Many thanks to our principal sponsor Palmerston North City Council, as well as Destination Manawatu, MAI FM and More FM.

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