Waitangi Day 2019

Waitangi Day 2019


Past event



Commemorate Waitangi Day at the Gallery with a day of FREE performances, art and family friendly activities that celebrate Aotearoa New Zealand and tangata whenua

Te Rerenga - The Flight by Toro Piko Piko Puppets.
11am and 2pm / Gallery Forecourt
Te Rerenga – The Flight is a forty-five-minute, interactive, acoustic rock musical, featuring 80 ‘Flatsie’ puppets inspired from ancient cave drawings around the Timaru district. The show re-tells a Ngai Tahu legend about Pourangahua and her epic flight to Aotearoa, with the aid of Matariki stars and migrating whales. She flies from cave to cave, meeting a host of colourful characters including Bats, Creepy Crawlies, Moa, Pouakai Eagles, and Human Bird Hunters – intent on making Pourangahua their next meal. Te Rerenga – The Flight premiered at Te Ana Maori Rock-Art Centre on Waitangi Day, 2017 with over 200 performances nationally.

Lego Workshops with House of Bricks
10am and 12pm / Education Centre 
These fun workshops see kids using genuine LEGO®* to build something amazing inspired by their own imagination. To celebrate Waitangi day these workshops will focus on children designing their own koru patterns in three dimensions! Templates will be available for extra inspiration.
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Waitangi Day Highlights Tour
11am and 2pm