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What's happening at Waitangi.

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

We regularly welcome new exhibitions to the museum’s temporary gallery so there is always something new to see, even for frequent visitors.

See here for our current June-August Events Programme.

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As we approach the Māori New Year learn about the traditional Māori lunar calendar: Maramataka. Heeni Hoterene, a Maramataka expert will be hosting a free one-hour introductory workshop in the theatre at Waitangi Treaty Grounds on July 15 at 6 pm. Bookings are essential. Limited seating available – email rsvp@waitangi.org.nz to reserve your spot.

Current Exhibition

Tatau Pounamu: unpacking the tākoha of Waitangi

Extended to 2021

This exhibition is based on Waitangi’s long, and often unseen, collecting history. Curated by one of our very own passionate staff members Ella Weehuizen, it is inspired by Lord Bledisloe’s speech at the first Waitangi celebration here at the Treaty Grounds. Come and Visit.


Our Matariki School Holiday Programme

July 13-17

Our education team has created an exciting
free school holiday programme to align
with Matariki. All activities will run from
10am-1pm at Te Kōngahu Museum
of Waitangi Learning Centre.

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Carving Workshop

July 14 & July 16

Meet and kōrero with our kaiwhakairo (carver) during Matariki and create a special piece to take home.

high tea

High Tea

August 2

Spoil that special someone with Whare Waka Café’s signature High Tea.

Quiz night

'Friends' TV Show Quiz

August 14

Dress up as your favourite friends
character and enjoy themed food and drink
with your team of 4-8 people. Your ticket
includes the quiz, a wine, beer or juice and
sharing platters for your team. There will
be prizes up for grabs.

Crowds at Waitangi Day
New Zealand's national day

Waitangi Day celebrations

Every 6 February

On Waitangi Day the Waitangi Treaty Grounds closes its buildings for the day and the grounds become the location for the Waitangi Day Festival.