Seventeen Heritage New Zealand properties are ready to open their doors free of charge on the country’s national day, Waitangi Day, on 6 February.
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As Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Chief Executive Andrew Coleman said our properties tell a small part of a wider story of the nation. They are open free of charge to enjoy, learn from and appreciate a snapshot of our history.
“The objective of the open day is to promote the significance of Heritage New Zealand places that contribute to the story of early Māori and Pākehā interaction and the progression to the multicultural society we are today in a family, fun and inclusive way,” says Andrew.
A special, 20 page publication about the Treaty of Waitangi will be available free of charge (until stocks last) at each property. All the properties open on Waitangi Day will feature in the publication, along with pieces on the Treaty of Waitangi at a glance, a map of New Zealand showing where the nine versions of the Treaty travelled around the country in 1840 – from Waitangi in the Far North to Ruapuke Island in the Deep South, and a summary of the document Tapuwae – Heritage New Zealand’s vision for Māori heritage.
Most properties will also have an exhibition of New Zealand flags and a copy of the Treaty of Waitangi on display.