Waitangi Treaty Grounds a Finalist in NZ Tourism Awards 2021
Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a finalist in the 2021 New Zealand Tourism Awards. A total of 23 businesses from all over the country are in the running for New Zealand’s most prestigious tourism awards, which have returned for 2021 to showcase and celebrate the industries best and brightest. After a hiatus due to the pandemic in 2020, this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards attracted a record 150 entries across 11 categories.
Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a finalist in the He Kai Kei Aku Ringa Māori Cultural Tourism category, previously won by the Grounds in 2016. The Waitangi National Trust’s mission is to ‘illustrate the ongoing promise of Waitangi to the world’, with a focus on Waitangi’s historical and ongoing significance to Aotearoa New Zealand as an enduring symbol of nationhood. Waitangi National Trust Chairman Pita Tipene says “as custodians of such a significant place and kaupapa, the whole team is focused on providing a world class visitor experience that upholds the mana and wairua of Waitangi.”
Waitangi CEO Greg McManus is thrilled the Treaty Grounds is once again a finalist: “This is another recognition of the hard work our team puts in towards our commitment to be a leading New Zealand tourism destination. We strive to offer a world class culture and heritage experience at Waitangi so making the finals of the New Zealand Tourism Awards shows we are on the right track.”
The winners will be announced at a special Awards dinner on 1 September in Kirikiriroa Hamilton following Tourism Summit Aotearoa.