8 February 2021
Waikato Museum hosts Waitangi Day celebrations featuring talks, performances, crafts and children’s activities combining into an event that promotes nation-building and community-building, and examines the significance of Tiriti o Waitangi.
Performances, Marae Aatea
10am - 10:15am
11am - 12pm
Music Performance: Hirra Morgan of Collision
Collision heart & soul come from the original Tokoroa based sensational 70’s Funk Band Brothers Hirra & Ali Morgan. With a professional career in the music industry for the past 50 years, Hirra is bound to get your audience attention with their range of music finesse.
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Music Performance: Sasha Perry and Jimi Kara Gordon
Sasha could sing his original songs before he could write. A life time of feelings and thoughts, delivered with raw beauty and sincerety. Sasha's fan base includes some of the most well known names in Aotearoa music, arts, and human rights. A man. An acoustic guitar. An incredible performance just for you.
Toi Raranga (weaving) workshops, Barry Hopkins Gallery
Te Roopu Aroha ki te Raranga - weavers demonstrate and also teach two sessions during the day. This year includes the ritual and process around harvesting and preparation of flax.
- Weaving workshop 1: 11am - 12:30pm
- Weaving demonstration: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
- Weaving workshop 2: 1:30pm - 3pm
11am - 12pm
Trap making workshop with Harvey Aughton from Go Eco, Museum Lecture Theatre Area
Harvey demonstrates how to build a rat trap to help protect against pests and predators.
1:30pm - 2:30pm
State of the Pakeha Nation talk with Anna Casey-Cox and Jo Wrigley from GoEco, Museum Lecture Theatre
Whakapapa for Paakehaa. “The homelands we left, the sometimes traumatic experiences of this and our journey to Aotearoa are stories we don’t often tell” says Jo Wrigley, Manager of Go Eco. “But knowing who we are, and the stories that shape us, is critical to our ability to connect meaningfully with mana whenua and te taiao”
Come and join Jo and Anna as they share their reflections on whakapapa, being Paakehaa and their understandings of Te Tiriti.
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Gallery Floor talk with Curator Maree Mills - Rootbound Exhibition, Barry Hopkins Gallery
10:20am - 10:50am
Story telling by Te Winika
12pm - 4pm
Paper crafts for children
Thank you to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ara Rima for kindly donating the harakeke for the weaving workshops.
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