As incredible displays of unity, of kotahitanga, continue to take place around the country, here in Tūranga, Gisborne, we’ve got an opportunity to deepen our own understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi this Waitangi Day, at Waitangi Day at The Pa.
This Wananga Waitangi is an awesome response to the growing realisation that we need to better understand the history of how our nation was formed.
All are welcome to come along for a day of learning and discussion about Te Tiriti o Waitangi with local presenters, Dr Wayne Ngata, Tauira Takurua and Morehu Pewhairangi.
Shaan Te Kani will open the hui with a kōrero about her tipuna Rawiri Te Eke tu o te rangi who was a signatory of Te Tiriti, and in whose wharenui this gathering will take place.
Dr Wayne Ngata will share his perspective of Te Tiriti, aiming to encourage discussion and exchange amongst those gathered.
Tauira Takurua will share his interpretation of the tipuna Tuini Ngawai and the waiata that she composed about Te Tiriti.
Morehu Pewhairangi and a rangatahi group will also be running a Rangatahi/taiohi discussion about te Tiriti at the same time in the Wharekai.
If you are a young person wanting to join a collective of Taiohi/ Rangatahi here in Te Tairāwhiti creating events and workshops based on current events, head to the Toitū Tairāwhiti TAIOHI Facebook page, and fill in the survey on that page to stay in the loop!
This Waitangi Day hui is open for all. If you are bringing little ones, please bring toys and things to keep them amused.
At Te Poho-o-Rawiri, Tuesday February 6, 9am - 2pm.
Kai will be provided and a koha would be appreciated.
We’ll see you there!