Together with the Te Manawhenua Forum mo Matamata-Piako we are holding a whaanau friendly community event to celebrate Waitangi Day in our district.
This year's event will be co-hosted with Ngaati Hauaa and Ngaati Hinerangi and will take place at Matamata Domain on Tuesday 6 February from 10am to 2pm. A mihi whakatau and karakia will be held at 9am.
The day will be focused on what the Treaty means to us as a district and to our people. We are planning to have a haangi and entertainment, as well as offering free access to Swim Zone Matamata. There will also be storyboards to tell the story of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and encourage community conversation and koorero.
We are inviting whaanau/community/sports groups to come along and share with us what Waitangi Day means to them and to use this whaanau day as a fundraising event by organising activities or food/beverage sales.