Whānau-friendly afternoon at the beach to mark Waitangi Day

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Gather up the whānau and head to Ngāmotu Beach on 6 February for a chilled afternoon of entertainment, music, and kai at NPDC’s Waitangi Day event.

Held in conjunction with Ngāti Te Whiti, the afternoon will be packed with live entertainment and performances and hosted by Ashtrin Haimona and Shelton Healey.

Performers include Tansi Productions Dance Crew, dance-hall reggae from Skateland, and throwback R’n’B /hip hop mashups by Bangers and Mash.

“What better way to mark such a significant day in our country’s history than heading to the beach to spend time with friends and whānau,” says Lisa Ekdahl, NPDC Events Lead.

There will also be kai available from local food trucks, including coffee and gelato to satisfy your tastebuds.

You can also enjoy tī rākau and Matau-Mauī stick games, which will be led by Unity Wara, who recently performed at TSB Festival of Lights.

There will also be opportunities to have a go at making a paper waka to float in the moana.

Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Migrant Connections and the Taranaki Multi-Ethnic Council will join us for those interested finding out more about their services and courses.

This free event kicks off at 1pm and runs through until 4pm.


Fast Facts

  • NPDC supports dozens of events put on by our community each year
  • The recently completed TSB Festival of Lights attracted more than 150,000 over the summer
  • NPDC owns and operates TSB Stadium, TSB Showplace and Bowl of Brooklands.
  • 52,000 people use the TSB Showplace each year and 120,000 use TSB Stadium.

Caption: Head to Ngāmotu Beach on Waitangi Day a chilled afternoon of entertainment, music, and kai. Photo from 2021 event.