Northern News : January 30th 2013
8 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 30, 2013 12.15 -- 12.30 Red Checkers aerial display, narrated at the Flagstaf. The Red Checkers are the aerobatc/precision fying Team of the Royal NZ Air Force. 12.30 -- 4pm Four of Northland's top Kapa Haka groups perform at the fagstaf area: Hātea, Te Pu Ao, Muriwhenua and Treaty Ground's resident group Te Pito Whenua. 12.30 -- 4pm Entertainment at the waka stage. Six diferent acts will perform throughout the afernoon, featuring Kapa Haka groups Hatea and Te Pu Ao, classical violinists, the Martnsisters,local entertainers Mike Hoeta, John Donoghue and Jack Tane, dance group Kani Krew. 10 -- 10.20am Mau Rākau (martal art based on traditonal Maori weapons) demonstraton in front of carved Meetng House. 10am -- 3pm Creatve Fibre Group textle crafs demonstratons in Treaty House courtyard. 12 -- 12.20pm Mau Rākau. 2 -- 2.20pm Mau Rākau. 3 -- 5pm Waitangi has Talent public rehearsals of the 10 fnalists at the waka stage at the Treaty Grounds. 4.45 -- 5.15pm Royal NZ Navy Beat Retreat at the Treaty Grounds fagpole. Navy band concert and marching followed by the lowering of the fag. 6 -- 8pm Waitangi has Talent: who's going to win $1,000 cash? The 10 fnalists will be performing on the waka stage. Judges: Ria Hall, Vodafone 2012 music album of the year winner, Kereama Te Ua one of New Day 1 - Tuesday 5 February Zealand's premier hip hop dance and theatre choreographers and world acclaimed comedian and actor Andre King. Ria Hall will be performing live during the event. Waitangi has Talent is a free event for all ages. Food and beverages are available. Bring your own picnic, blankets and folding chairs. Alcohol and glass free. 5 -- 7am Traditonal dawn Service in the carved Meetng House followed by Scotsh Piper Bain McGregor. 8am -- 4pm 100 market stalls (art, craf & food) will be spread out around the waka shelter at the Treaty Grounds and the sports feld across the road. 10.30 -- 11.30am Interdenominatonal Church service at the waka shelter. 11am -- 4pm Entertainment at the Ngat Hine Health Trust stage on the Waitangi sports feld includes dance performances, youth theatre, hip hip, fashion show, youth group presenters and health messages. 10am -- 4pm Children's actvites - Waitangi sports feld: bouncy castle, touch rugby games & Fire Service Combat Challenge. 11.30 - 11.55am Royal NZ Navy band performance at the Flagstaf. 12 noon 21 gun salute at the Flagstaf. Day 2 - Wednesday 6 February Check out this FREE EVENT on Facebook! Guided Tours & Cultural Performances www.waitangi.org.nz Fun for all the family on Waitangi Day Family entertainment: Crowds enjoy performers at the waka stage at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The Waitangi Festival on February 5 and 6 is an event for the whole family. February 5, Waitangi has Talent and Royal NZ Navy Beat Retreat The Treaty grounds will be hosting a range of events. From 10am there will be Mau Rakau demonstrations -- martial art based on tra- ditional Maori weapons -- in front of the carved meeting house. The Kerikeri Creative Fibre Group will be demon- strating spinning, weaving, felting, tapestry weaving and knitting in the Treaty House courtyard. From 3pm till 5pm the Waitangi has Talent finalists are rehearsing on the waka stage. Budding artists have been uploading videos on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds Facebook page where friends and family have voted for their favourite acts. The rehearsal is open to the public. From 4.45pm till 5.15pm the Royal NZ Navy will Beat the Retreat at the Treaty Grounds flagpole, with the navy band performing musi- cal items and a marching display followed by the low- ering of the flag. From 6pm till 8pm is the Waitangi has Talent finals. Ten finalists will battle it out for the first prize of $1000, second prize of The Rock Overnight Cruise for two and the third prize a tandem parasail (for two) with Flying Kiwi Parasail. Judges are Ria Hall, win- ner of the 2012 music album of the year, Kereama Te Ua one of New Zealand s prem- ier hip-hop dance and theatre choreographers, and world acclaimed comedian and actor Andre King. Waitangi has Talent is an all ages, alcohol-free event. February 6, Waitangi Day: A clean, green family day Waitangi Day starts at 5am with the traditional dawn service in the carved meeting house. At 10.30am there will be a church service at the waka shelter. Throughout the day there will be continuous entertain- ment at three venues: the waka stage and flagpole area at the Treaty grounds and at the trust sports field across the road. There will be 100 market stalls with art, craft, clothing and a large variety of food. Children s activities including a bouncy castle, touch rugby games and the Fire Service Kids Combat Challenge are on the sports field. The kids challenge was designed as a fitness test for firefighters and dubbed the toughest two minutes in sport. The challenge includes a stair climb, the hose haul, forced entry, hose attack (squirting a hose) and the rescue. At the flagstaff area the Navy Band will perform from 11.30am followed by the 21-gun salute and an aerial display by the Royal NZ Air Force aerobatics fly- ing team the Red Checkers. Between 15 and 20 waka will be on the water through- out the day. During high tide in the afternoon Ngatoki- matawhaorua, New Zea- land s largest ceremonial canoe will make an appear- ance as well (weather per- mitting). The Waitangi National Trust is working together with the Community, Busi- ness and Environment Cen- tre to promote a clean and green Waitangi Day. Fifteen 3-bin stations (recycling, organic and rub- bish) will be stationed throughout the grounds. Stall holders must use biodegradable packaging. Only compostable food and drink containers are allowed on the grounds.
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