Treaty exhibition makes its way around the Kāpiti Coast
Following the launch of a multimedia exhibition showcasing the journey of the Treaty of Waitangi through the Kāpiti Coast District, Council is taking the show on the road.
The display, Te Tiriti: 'Me huri whakamuri, ka titiro whakamua', was launched on Waitangi Day and focuses on the relationship and significance of the Treaty of Waitangi to the Kāpiti Coast.
Mayor K Gurunathan says that the exhibition – featuring a printed historical account, photographs, maps, and a documentary of interviews with living relatives of Treaty signatories – is a valuable educational tool for Kāpiti Coast residents who want to learn more about our district's rich cultural history.
"The exhibition focuses on building community understanding of the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi and tells the history of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our rohe. Living ancestors of Treaty signatories tell the history through their perspectives. The partnership that we share with tāngata whenua is paramount to furthering understanding for future generations of Kāpiti residents."
The exhibition will show throughout the District at various service centres until June.
Dates and venues:
7 February – 6 March, Paraparaumu Library
6 March – 3 April, Otaki Library
3 April – 8 May, Paekākāriki Station Museum
8 May – 5 June, Waikanae Library