Te Anau Waitangi Day Festival 2018

Te Anau Waitangi Day Festival 2018

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Te Anau
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Everyone welcome - come and enjoy our National Day. 8.45am Relive our History Ceremony, DOC Visitor Centre grounds. •Re-enactment of Captain Cook’s arrival in Aotearoa •Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi •Swim Across Lake Te Anau (to enter contact Jansen Rogers at 021 413475 or email buckrae55@gmail.com) •Parade to Lions Park. Air display From 10am Variety Concert at Lions Park. •Nga hau e wha Kapa haka, Jenny Mitchell, Whenua Patuwai, Andres Saavedra, Waimatuku Pipe Band, Dance, Poetry and more. •Hangi and food stalls •Fiordland Market. All day at Lions Park Afternoon Sports Programme •Touch Rugby, Lions Park from 1pm •Clay Target Shooting. All invited. Old Te Anau Airport From 1pm •Paddle Board, anyone have a go. At beach by Marakura Yacht Club from 1pm •Waka ama, on beach by Marakura Yacht Club from 2pm •Yachting - Kids have a go. All kids welcome. Marakura Yacht Club from 2pm •Raft Race, Marakura Yacht Club from 2pm Historical and Conservation Talks - hear from the experts: •1pm and 3pm: Documentaries on The Treaty of Waitangi and NZ Land Wars at DOC Visitor Centre •2pm Historical Te Anau walk / talk with DOC Ranger Ken Bradley. Meet at Blue Gum Point near Boat Harbour 2pm •4 pm Save the Kea Conservation talk at DOC Visitor Centre. Tamsin Orr-Walker, chairperson Kea Conservation Trust – The Kea is the NZ Bird of Year and is in danger of extinction. How can we help? •7.30pm “Save Manapouri” and “Save Fiordland ”with Sir/Prof Alan Mark at the DOC Visitor Centre. Resolving the Manapouri - Te Anau Lakes Controversy of 1959-72, and recent 'Save Fiordland' •8pm “Whale Rider”, a NZ iconic movie. Fiordland Cinema All day at Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villa’s - Endemic Art Exhibition. When:Tuesday 6 February Where:Te Anau Enquiries contact: Steve Bentley scbentley114@gmail.com / 021 041 5798 or go to Facebook - Waitangi Day Te Anau 2018 https://www.facebook.com/events/179115999304968/

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