Events

Waitangi Treaty Grounds has a year round calendar of cultural performances, public events and displays of the nation’s most important historical treasures

Concerning Nurture

A collection of artworks by Nigel Brown

  • Date: 3 February - 19 May 2018
  • Venue: Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery
  • Free for Friends of Waitangi & Day Pass holders

“The centrepiece of this exhibition, ‘Concerning Our Earth Nurturing’, spells out the theme of these paintings and Brown’s current focus, a point he has reached through the decades of his work. This painting repeats earlier themes of women, men, and the ‘living landscape’ of Aotearoa, but the message has grown bigger,stronger.” (Angela Middleton, 2017)

Concerning Nurture

125th Anniversary of the Third Petition for Suffrage

  • Date: 1pm – 3pm Saturday 14 April
  • Venue: Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Learning Centre
  • Free

Come and make a white camellia to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the third petition for suffrage. Members of Parliament wore a white camellia to show their support of the petition that gave women the vote in New Zealand.

Suitable for ages up to 13, children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver

125th Anniversary of the Third Petition for Suffrage

The Women of Rangihoua

Lecture by Vivian Caughley

  • Date: 2pm Sunday 29 April
  • Venue: Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Learning Centre
  • Free for Friends of Waitangi & Day Pass holders

Who were the women of Rangihoua? What did they do together? Join textile scholar and author Vivien Caughley as she speaks about the lives of women at Rangihoua with a focus on textiles. This is the first of Vivien’s talks in the lead up to the exhibition X-Marks: Conversations in Cloth opening at Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi in September.

The Women of Rangihoua

Archaeology Week: Dig for kids

  • Date: 2pm Saturday 5 May
  • Venue: Hobson’s Beach, Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Free

Come and dig on Hobson’s Beach as part of New Zealand Archaeology Week. Find all the pieces to your puzzle and receive a prize.

Suitable for ages up to 13, children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver

Archaeology Week: Dig for kids

Archaeology Week: Lecture by the Booths

Cultural Despatches From the North

  • Date: 2pm Sunday 6 May
  • Venue: Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Learning Centre
  • Free for Friends of Waitangi & Day Pass holders

Beginning as young boys, John, Chris, Webber and Robin Booth collected archaeological finds from around Northland. Hear the kōrero about some of these finds as we celebrate New Zealand Archaeology Week.

Archaeology Week: Lecture by the Booths

Photographic Exhibition: Puaki

‘to come forth, show itself, emerge, reveal’

  • Date: Saturday 26 May – Sunday 2 Sept 2018
  • Venue: Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery
  • Free for Friends of Waitangi & Day Pass holders

Photographer Michael Bradley has spent over two years photographing New Zealanders with tā moko using both modern digital, and wet plate collodion techniques. Puaki features well known New Zealanders in an exhibition about expression and the reclamation of tā moko.

Photographic Exhibition: Puaki

School Holiday Activities

  • Date: 11am – 4pm 23rd, 24th, 26th and 27th April
  • Venue: Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Learning Centre
  • Free

Monday 23rd April - Courageous ANZACs

Come and help us make a stunning colourful ANZAC Poppy Display for our Museum

Tuesday 24th April - Medals and Memories

Make your own medal or badge

Wednesday 25th April - ANZAC DAY

Public Holiday - no activity

Attend local ANZAC Day commemorations!

Thursday 26th April - Secret Codes and Signals

Discover Morse Code and other secret ways to send your message

Friday 27th April - Fantastic Flags

Choose one of New Zealand’s official flags to make or design your own flag

School Holiday Activities

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