Events

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

Pop-Up Exhibition

  • Date: 19 June - 2 July
  • Venue: Treaty House
  • Free for Friends of Waitangi & Day Pass holders

A two week temporary exhibition on show in the Treaty House consisting of works by local artists inspired by Matariki.


Create your own star for Matariki

  • Date: Saturday 24 June, 10am – 4pm
  • Venue: Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Learning Centre
  • Free

Join our team in the Learning Centre and create stars for Matariki. Your creations will be displayed in Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi.

Suitable for ages: 12 & under, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Create your own star for Matariki

Public talk by Niven Brown, Auckland Astronomical Society

  • Date: Sunday 25 June, 2pm
  • Venue: Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Learning Centre
  • Free for Friends of Waitangi & Day Pass holders

The Auckland Astronomical Society was founded in 1923 and has over 600 members. Based at the Auckland Observatory, the Society is committed to educating people in the science of astronomy.

Join Niven Brown from the Society as he talks about space, the stars and Matariki.

Public talk by Niven Brown, Auckland Astronomical Society

Star gazing with Auckland Astronomical Society

  • Date: Sunday 25 June, 6pm Subject to weather conditions
  • Venue: Entry via Hobson Memorial
  • Free for Friends of Waitangi & Day Pass holders

Rug up warm and come along for a telescope viewing from the Treaty Grounds with the Auckland Astronomical Society.

With a new moon, Jupiter and Saturn visible in the evening sky, it is the perfect opportunity to see space at its best.

Please bring your own torch.

Star gazing with Auckland Astronomical Society

Quiz Night

  • Date: Saturday 15 July, 6pm - 8.30pm
  • Venue: Whare Waka Café
  • Free entry

Come along to Whare Waka Café and test your general knowledge at our Quiz night. There will be food and drinks available for purchase and prizes up for grabs for the top teams!


Film Screening - The Bridge Builder by Toby Mills

  • Date: Saturday 12 August, 5.30pm
  • Venue: Visitor Centre Theatre
  • Free entry

A documentary about the life of Master Waka Builder and Celestial Navigator, Hekenukumai (Hec) Busby, MBE.


Age of war? Age of empire? Age of neutrality? Thinking about war and imperialism around the world

  • Date: Sunday 3 September, 2pm
  • Venue: Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Learning Centre
  • Free for Friends of Waitangi & Day Pass holders

The nineteenth century was a decidedly violent age, which witnessed the expansion of industrial empires from the heartlands of Europe, the United States and Japan. In this talk, Associate Professor Maartje Abbenhuis explains how imperial expansion, industrialisation and globalisation were interconnected phenomena. She argues that the nineteenth century shaped our modern world. Above all, she shows that the global order shaped by the industrialising great powers (including Britain, France, Germany, Russia, the United States and Japan) depended on a series of informal agreements that those powers would try to avoid going to war together.

Age of war? Age of empire? Age of neutrality? Thinking about war and imperialism around the world

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Māori Language Week

E karanga ana te ngahere - Call of the Forest

  • Date: Friday 15 September, 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm
  • Venue: Departure from Whare Toi (Carving Studio)
  • Free for Friends of Waitangi & Day Pass holders

Hono mai, whakarongo mai ki te reo o Uekaha Dunn me āna kōrero, hītori, whakapapa o Te Wao Nui ā Tāne. Rongo i te reo o ngā taonga puoro me te hono ngātahi ki ngā Rongoa Māori.

Join Uekaha Dunn as he shares stories, histories and genealogies of the great realm of Tāne Māhuta, God of the Forests. Listen, feel and taste the ambience of the forest as Uekaha takes you on a journey profiling traditional Māori musical instruments and medicinal plants and properties.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Māori Language Week

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Māori Language Week

Hanga i tō whare - Make your own whare

  • Date: Saturday 16 September, 10am - 12.00pm
  • Venue: Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Learning Centre
  • Free

Kia whakanui Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, hono mai ki to mātou tīma ki te whare akomanga kia hanga i tētahi whare mōu. Nā mātou ngā rauemi e hoatu.

To celebrate Māori language week, join our team in the Learning Centre and make your own whare using the materials supplied.


Heaven to Earth, Northland Under the Stars

  • Date: 24 September 2017 - 28 January 2018
  • Venue: Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery
  • Free for Friends of Waitangi & Day Pass holders

An astrophotographic exhibition of Northland through the eye of photographer Chris Pegman.

Image: Chris Pegman

Heaven to Earth, Northland Under the Stars

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