Waitangi Treaty Grounds


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Visit the place where Maori chiefs first signed their accord with the British Crown in 1840 - the Treaty of Waitangi - New Zealand's founding document. Our resident performance group, Te Pitowhenua, will give you a special introduction to New Zealand’s unique indigenous culture in Te Whare R?nanga (the carved meeting house). Enjoy a fun-filled and spine-tingling performance of waiata (singing), poi, stick games, M?ori weaponry, as well as the famous haka. All performances begin with a traditional M?ori welcome outside the meeting house. After the show you will have the opportunity to interact with the performers, ask questions and have your photo taken with the group. This is a cultural performance you will never forget.

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