Waitangi Day Celebrations

6 Feb

Haere mai – Nau mai – Piki mai

Takapuna Boating Club Announces a Historical Double Celebration

On the 6th February 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi was signed and 76 years post the signing on the 6th February 1920 the Takapuna Boating Club was founded.

On Monday 6th February 2023 Takapuna Boating Club will host its second Waitangi Day celebration on the shores of Takapuna Beach in acknowledgement of this very special historical occasion. The day will open by acknowledging the signing of the founding document of New Zealand, followed by lots of fun in the sun and sounds of Aotearoa to wet everyone’s appetite for trying something new or you can just chill out and visit the Waitangi Day kiosk of discovery, learning and when the puku (stomach) starts rumbling it’s time for a kai (meal). The Takapuna Boating Club in recognition of Māori celebrations, will close with a karakia “acknowledging the occasion, each and everyone’s attendance and finally a safe journey home. By that time the puku will really be rumbling and out of the whenua a Hangi will appear and together kai will be enjoyed as one, enshrined by Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

 If you’re into Political charades go to Waitangi, if you’re into fun in the sun “when it arrives”.

 Haere mai – Nau mai – Piki mai - ki Takapuna.

 Event Details

 Takapuna Boating Club Waitangi Day Celebrations

 Date, Monday 6th February 2023

 Venue, Takapuna Boating Club, Takapuna Beach and Reserve (Northern End)


10.00 am           Opening Karakia and Ceremony

10.20 am           Waiata and Haka

10.40 am           Beach and reserve activities

1.00 pm             Rap-up and clean-up

1.30 pm             Closing Karakia and Hangi.