Saturday, February 04, 2006

# 990 - # 993 WAITANGI DAY

# 990. Treaty Of Waitangi Roadshow

This roadshow which explains all about the treaty is on a 5 month whistle-stop tour around NZ, but is not due to on show at Waitangi until mid-May. To me, that is stupid - the tour should of started on February 6th and kicked off from "Waitangi" and return to Waitangi - after all that's where the Maori Chiefs first signed the Treaty of Waitangi.


On the 6th day of February each year, NZ'ers of all ethnic backgrounds & creeds gather to commemorate the first signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, in 1840. This year up to 30,000 people are expected at the Waitangi Day celebrations, been held at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands. Clip on the small photos to enlarge them.

# 992. The Elements Festival

Now in its 14th year, this exhilarating celebration of arts & culture is one of NZ's biggest Waitangi Day celebrations.This year, the festival, held in Porirua, Wellington (the capital of NZ) will feature more than 1000 artists & performers from around NZ and overseas.


This shows the site location of the Treaty House Grounds, which are at Waitangi, in the Bay Of Islands plus a lot of information, photos, etc.

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