Northern News : February 2nd 2011
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Photo: RICHARD EDMONDSON THE WAITANGI National Trust says it's game on'' for a full family weekend at the Treaty Grounds. Dame Malvina Major headlines the free entertain- ment on stage at the bay where William Hobson stepped ashore to sign the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. The Saturday evening show is co-hosted by veteran entertainer Ray Woolf, and will also feature the vocal talents of local students. Dame Malvina will sing show tunes and other well- loved favourites, opening the concert with some of opera's best-known arias. She will be accompanied by pianist Sue Smith-Gaddis, the recipient of an honour in the New Zea- land Order of Merit for her services to music. And it's not the first time Ray Woolf and Dame Malvina have appeared together, Wai- tangi National Trust chief executive Jeanette Richard- son says. Ray has become a standing-room-only per- former on the Hobson's Beach stage over the last few Wai- tangi festivals, and he has great admiration for Dame Malvina. They both per- formed on stage for the trib- ute to the late Sir Howard Morrison and they also appeared together on the New Year's honours list in 2008. It seemed natural to ask them to come together again at the place where the two treaty partners came together.'' Saturday also features the national competitions at Wai- tangi for a game older than rugby. The Maori ball game ki-o-rahi is now played by thousands of schoolchildren through the United States, France and Italy. It has some 50,000 players in New Zea- land. Waitangi Treaty Grounds deputy CEO Andy Larsen hopes that including a national championship dur- ing the Waitangi Day cele- brations will shine a brighter spotlight on the game. It pre-dates rugby, the game upon which the name of Treaty Grounds founder Lord Bledisloe is indelibly en- graved. Sport and leisure were key elements in the deed of trust through which Bledisloe gifted Waitangi to the nation, so it is fitting to host the Waitangi Bowl here as a national annual trophy. Ki-o-rahi has also turned lives around and provided a focus and an alternative for motivating youth in rural areas.'' Northland chairman of Ki- o-Rahi Akotanga Iho (Ki-o- Rahi NZ) Harko Brown selec- ted Buck Shelford for the national men's team which played the first ki-o-rahi international against France in Dieppe in September last year. The international match was about New Zealand's best players meeting with the players and administrators of Ki-o-Rahi France who have sustained guardianship of ki- o-rahi since World War Two. There was plenty of atten- tion from European media.'' The games in the two days prior to Waitangi Day will be friendly, and players will be trying to involve the crowds, Mr Brown says. We are expecting some celebrities there, and we have plenty of spare jerseys. We'll be encouraging members of the public to join a team for five or ten minutes togetafeelforthegame-- the emphasis is on getting together.'' Friday will be the Waitangi ki-o-rahi exhibition day -- a friendly whanau day where schoolchildren and the public can learn about or take part in a sport that has stormed much of the world. Waitangi Day events The Waitangi National Trust has released a confirmed timetable of events and arrange- ments which take account of potential further growth in numbers this Waitangi Day on Sunday, Febru- ary 6. The traditional dawn karakia at 5am has been moved outdoors to the lawns in front of the whare runanga, the carved meeting house. Events -- 5am: Dawn karakia in front of Te Whare Runanga 8.30am-9.30am: Waka karakia at Te Tii Beach 10am-3.30pm: Entertainment on the upper Treaty Grounds, including kapa haka and pipe bands 10.30am: Interde- nominational church service at the Waitangi Stage (Hobsons Beach) 11am- 4pm: Con- tinuous entertainment at the Waitangi Stage (Hobsons Beach). 1pm: 21-gun salute fired from HMNZS Te Kaha From 1pm: Horse trekking (1/2 hour rides to Wairoa Bay -- depart hourly) at the Horse Trek'n base in Paihia (Wairoa Rd, past Waitangi Golf Club). 4pm: Beat Retreat and Naval sunset cer- emony on the Treaty House lawn Local community expected to turn up in force for treaty celebrations Hokianga Treaty celebrations set to be a scorcher The third and largest signing of the Treaty of Waitangi will be commemorated once again at Mangungu Mission, the NZ Historic Places Trust property in Horeke in the Hokianga. Organisers are expecting the local com- munity to turn out in force on February 12 -- the anniversary of the actual day of the signing of the Treaty at Hoki- anga -- in what has become an annual festi- val for the area. Last year we had record crowds attending the celebration at Mangungu because it was the 170th anniver- sary of the Treaty signing,'' Mita Harris, one of the organisers of the event, says. This year we're mak- ing contingency plans for an even bigger crowd.'' Last year a fleet of waka, including the impressive Ngatokimatawhaorua, took to the harbour, and they'll be back again in 2011. One of the many highlights of the day last year was the ceremonial waka salute, so we're delighted that there will be a strong contingent from them again this year,'' Mita says. The original signing of the treaty in the Hoki- anga had a large impact on the community, draw- ing about 70 rangatira -- who subsequently signed the treaty -- and between 2000 and 3000 Maori who attended what became a large-scale hui. The gathering took place at Mangungu Mission in Horeke, a Georgian-styled building which is cared for by the historic places trust and which was the centre of the Wesleyan Mission in the Hokianga. The historic places trust trust is once again joining forces with the Mangungu Commemor- ation Committee, Nga Uri Whakatupu o Hoki- anga and haukainga to mark the day with powhiri, waka voyages and salutes, church ser- vice, mihi korero, kapa haka performances and other entertainment -- as well as a barbecue lunch and other food. The feedback we've had from last year's com- memoration event has been overwhelmingly positive,'' Mita says. This year the signs are that it will be even bigger and better,'' Mita says.
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