Nau mai, Haere mai ki te rā ō Waitangi.
Join us in commemorating Waitangi Day this 6 February at Campbell Park in Paekākāriki from 10am-4pm.
With free parking and event entry, there is something for every whanau member to enjoy including commemorations, stalls, fun kids’ activities and a great line-up of live music throughout the day.
The event kicks off with a pōwhiri and speeches at 10.00am, followed by morning tea in Memorial Hall at 10.30am and an exhibition exploring the history of the region .
Family-friendly festivities run from 11am until 4pm.
Bring a picnic, water and your sunscreen and explore the fun kids’ activities for all ages including the Paekākāriki Scout Group’s giant water slide. Check out a range of local art, craft and food stalls from 11am while you listen to a great line-up of over 31 musicians. The beach is just over the road and there are cafes close by as well.
This is a Zero Waste event so rubbish and recycling stations will be available around the park. If you want to bring your furry friends we ask you to keep them on a leash as it will be a busy event. Also note that this is a non-smoking and alcohol-free event; no smoking is permitted anywhere in the park area.
This event is organised in partnership with Te Whakamimenga ō Kāpiti, Ngāti Haumia ki Paekākāriki, the Paekākāriki Community Board and Kāpiti Coast District Council Kāpiti Coast District Council.
Nau mai, haere mai!
Information for Vendors
If you produce food, arts or crafts and would like to book a stall, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note this is a Zero Waste event, you can read more here: Zero Waste Guidelines
Waitangi Day on the Kāpiti Coast
Waitangi Day is commemorated each year in partnership with tāngata whenua and moves to different marae and locations around the District. Waitangi Day on the Kāpiti Coast has evolved into a community event that celebrates whanaungatanga and diversity.
Waitangi Day is a public holiday that is observed throughout Aotearoa New Zealand to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between the British Crown and Māori at Waitangi in 1840. The Treaty of Waitangi is a founding document of government in New Zealand and the day has been a public holiday since 1974.
The tāngata whenua of the District are Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, including whānau and hapū. In the 1820-1830s they were firmly established in the District and were signatories to the Treaty of Waitangi at the following locations:
- On board the ship The Ariel at Port Nicholson in Wellington (29 April 1840)
- Queen Charlotte Sounds (4 May 1840)
- Rangitoto (d'Urville Island), (11 May 1840)
- Kāpiti Island (14 May 1840)
- Waikanae (16 May 1840)
- Ōtaki (19 May 1840)
- Manawatū (26 May 1840)
- Motungarara Island (4 June 1840)
- Guard's Bay and Cloudy Bay (Te Koko-a-Kupe) in Te Tau Ihu (17 June 1840)
- Mana Island (19 June 1840), and again on Kāpiti Island (19 June 1840).