Upcoming Events

Things to do in Waitangi, Paihia and the Bay of Islands

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

Iceberg to Starboard

  • Date: April - July
  • Venue: Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery
  • Entry included in Day Pass

In 2008, watercolour artist, Alfred Memelink travelled aboard the RV Tangaroa to the Ross Sea. His experience culminated in a collection of large breathtaking watercolour paintings which capture the unique light and wonder of the last wilderness on earth. In 2018 Alfred repeated his journey, adding new paintings to the exhibition of the landscapes a decade later.

In his works, Alfred masterfully represents its fragility and majesty, bleakness and life, its beauty and danger. “The Southern Ocean is the least hospitable ocean in the world and is in effect a great southern storm factory. Antarctica is the windiest, coldest, driest and highest continent in the world.” He says. During the day Alfred worked as an Engineer, often a difficult task in the harsh environment, but in the evenings his cabin transformed into an art studio. Here he painted well into the long light of the polar evenings, often painting scenes that inspired him each day or which lay right outside his porthole. This exhibition aims to both inspire and increase the public’s awareness and understanding of Antarctica, in particular the Ross Dependency.

Iceberg to Starboard

Easter Egg Hunt

  • Date: 11am - 12.30pm, Sunday 21 April 2019
  • Venue: Hobson’s Beach, Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Free public event

Join us on Sunday 21 April for an Easter Egg Hunt!

11.00am - Check in at our main entrance

11.30am - Easter egg hunt begins!

12.30pm - Winners announced

1pm - End of event

There are prizes up for grabs for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.

This is a free event for children under the age of 12 years and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Easter Egg Hunt

Traditional Māori Games Activity Day

  • Date: 10am - 3pm, Wednesday 24 April 2019
  • Venue: Upper Treaty Grounds
  • Free public event

Our Education team are holding a traditional Māori games activity day on Wednesday 24 April from 10am to 3pm on the upper treaty grounds lawn.

The session will be hosted by leading expert/author in the traditional Māori games field Harko Brown. Harko brings with him a wealth of knowledge about the physical, emotional and social functions of these pastimes and games, which use simple natural resources. The games day is open to all ages, children and adults and will be themed around games peace protocols, ‘he rongonui aroha’.
The day will involve fun, exciting activities, which are designed to encourage team and confidence building.

Please note all children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Traditional Māori Games Activity Day

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