Waitangi Day Celebrations
At 5.30am on 06FEB at Waitangi the nation’s birthday will begin in prayerful mood at the Whare Runanga. A lone piper will greet the dawn at the country’s largest Naval flagstaff to begin a day of sports, ceremony and family fun.
The RNZAF’s Red Checkers aerobatic and precision flying team will put on an acrobatic display and will be accompanied by the elite Kiwi Blue parachute troop, who will do an airdrop onto the Treaty Grounds. Dame Malvina Major and Frankie Stevens will perform at a free concert at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds on the evening of Sunday, 05FEB, and Blacksandiva, whose music is infused with funk, soul, and jazz, will be playing on the evening of Saturday, 04FEB. www.waitangi.net.nz