Posts Tagged ‘Waitangi Day’

Rod Oram: Journeying in the spirit of Waitangi Comments 0

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

For four days over the last weekend, I travelled with friends down from Auckland through the Waikato and King Country to Taranaki, seeking insights from history and hope for the future. Our journey was an early celebration of Waitangi Day, anguish, reconciliation and all. Our first stop was St John’s church in Te Awamutu, Waikato’s Read more

Ratana Church shows how to protest with dignity Comments 0

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Long-serving organiser of the annual Waitangi Festival, Pita Paraone, says Ratana leaders have shown it is possible to hold a dignified pōwhiri for the Crown while still making a strong protest against the TPP, and Waitangi elders should follow suit. Fears of a sizeable protest from anti-TPPA protesters at the annual Ratana Church celebrations in Read more

Waitangi Day Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral Comments 0

Friday, February 5th, 2016

St Mary of the Angels, Ngākau Tapu (personal parish to Māori) and Te Kainga Marae are hosting a Waitangi Day Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Saturday 6 February 2016 at 9am. There is choir practice the night before at 7.30pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral. It’s a great time, under the direction of Robert Oliver Read more

Key and Cunliffe pray together at Waitangi Comments 0

Friday, February 7th, 2014

In a show of unity, MPs from all parties walked onto the upper marae together for the Waitangi Day Dawn Service, with Labour leader David Cunliffe following just behind Prime Minister John Key. At the  Service, overseen by Bishop Kito Pikaahu,  Key lead the congregation in prayer thanking the nations forefathers for their “courage to come together and Read more

Waitangi Day – celebration outweighs conflict says GG Comments 0

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae says the conflicts that arise on Waitangi Day  are only a small part of the holiday. “There are events happening all around the country which are about celebration… I think there’s a whole lot of New Zealanders that are celebrating.” He says that while he thinks there is “a Read more

Waitangi day in London: what price a cultural inheritance Comments 0

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

I’m sorry we upset the British with our antics in London on Waitangi Day. They’re not used to this sort of thing. The British are known for their abstemious ways with alcohol, and the respectful way they behave on, for example, soccer grounds. They may be known for their steady drinking at neighbourhood pubs, their Read more