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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.


Waitangi Day 2020-19

Waitangi Day

On February 6 visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds for a full-day of free events – beginning with the Dawn Ceremony at 5am.

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Waitangi Festival

The Waitangi Festival (February 4-6) promises a full schedule of free events at Waitangi.

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January School Holiday Activities

From January 7-28 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) there will be pop-up activities for children to enjoy at Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

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.

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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.