Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is joining with Te Mana o Mangungu Hokianga Trust and Nga Uri Whakatupu o Hokianga to commemorate the anniversary of New Zealand’s largest signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi at Māngungu Mission on February 12.
Historically, the signing of the Treaty at Māngungu had a large impact on the community. About 70 rangatira gathered at the Mission and subsequently signed the Treaty, and between 2000 and 3000 Māori attended on the day.
The original table on which Te Tiriti was signed is on display at Mangungu Mission, and this important artefact will play a central role in the commemorations.
A display on Te Hokowhitu-a-Tu – the 28thMaori Battalion – will also feature in this year’s Tiriti event.
Programme for Mangungu Day 2019 Celebrations
9.00 am Karakia
Opening display for Te Hokowhitu a Tu - The 28th Maori Battalion (Whanau are invited to bring photos and korero to the Service)
10.00 am Kapu Tii
10.30 am Kapa Haka – Te Kura or Horeke and Te Kura Kaupapa o Whangaroa Kaupapa korero
12.00 pm Lunch
1.30 pm Powhiri – (please assemble at the bottom carpark)
Karakia – Mihimihi
2.30 pm Re-Enactment – Te Kura o Horeke
3.15 pm Waka Salute
4.00 pm Powhiri for Kaihoe
4.30 pm Hakari
6.00 pm More korero – Wrap up
Mangungu Mission House is open and visits are available throughout the day