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Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day Dawn Service

Every year Tauranga City Council helps convene a dawn service to commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the Treaty of Waitangi. 

The Tauranga dawn service was originally initiated by Māori elders and members of the Tauranga Moana District Māori Council in the late 1970s. Tangata whenua, local authorities and community organisations carry on the tradition, recognising Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a significant part of Tauranga’s historical heritage.

Tauranga City Council is proud to support and coordinate the celebration of Waitangi Day and is glad to work, as part of the organising committee, alongside the Whareroa Marae Committee, Ngai Tukairangi, Māori Wardens, Te Kohinga Network, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the Tauranga Church Community.

The organising committee receives funding from the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Tauranga City Council to support the service. 

Last Reviewed: 28/03/2019

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For any further enquiries please contact Keren Paekau.



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