Nau mai, haere mai! Try some fun hands-on activities at home.
We take our inspiration for activities from Waitangi’s unique natural beauty, culture and history, and the special taonga (treasures) found at Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
Memories in a bottle
In a previous post, which looked at the arrival of Marion du Fresne to the Bay of Islands, we mentioned that his crew are said to have buried a bottle containing a declaration of possession. Make your own today!
As part of Matariki activities, children explored early Polynesian navigation and Te Kāpehu Whetū – the Māori Star Compass. The waka (canoe) in the open ocean uses the horizon as a compass, the 360 degrees around it divided into quarters named after the four winds.
Take a moment or two to relax and enjoy our online jigsaw puzzles of unique taonga found at Waitangi. You can select your difficulty (the number of pieces) once it has opened. Time yourselves for a whānau challenge! Come back to find new ones.