waitangi day commemerations 2018

Waitangi Day 2018 Exhibition currently being held in Paekakariki

The exhibition for the 2018 Waitangi Day commemorations is currently being held at the Paekakariki Station Museum from the 3rd of April to the 8th of May.

This year’s Waitangi Day commemorations were held at the Council chambers in Paraparaumu.


Waitangi Day is a public holiday in New Zealand that falls on the 6th of February, where we commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi by the British Crown and by Maori in 1840. Waitangi Day has been celebrated as a public holiday since 1960.

The exhibition highlights the significance of the treaty and the tāngata whenua to the Kapiti Coast. This year’s theme is Te Tiriti: ‘Me huri whakamuri, ka titiro whakamua’.

The exhibition is open to the public, is suitable for all ages and admission is free.


The session dates and times are listed below;

Tue 3 Apr 2018
Sat 7 Apr 2018
Sun 8 Apr 2018
Sat 14 Apr 2018
Sun 15 Apr 2018
Sat 21 Apr 2018
Sun 22 Apr 2018
Sat 28 Apr 2018
Sun 29 Apr 2018
Sat 5 May 2018
Sun 6 May 2018

All sessions run from 11 am until 3 pm.

The exhibition will move to Waikanae Library and will be shown there from the 8th of May to the 5th of June.



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