08 Feb 2022

Tuesday 08 February 2022

How did you mark Waitangi Day? With large-scale in-person observations unable to go ahead due to COVID-19, people around Aotearoa took the opportunity to acknowledge the occasion in new ways.

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L-R: Mr Scott Palmer, Mr Roddy Perkins, Dr Alistair Reese, Mr David Moko, Rev. Gareth Walters, Rev. Onosai Auva'a.

Observing Waitangi Day at King's College

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on gathering, we live-streamed and recorded our Waitangi Day Observation Service, meaning that we are able to share it to our wider community. 

Our guest speaker, along with visitors Mr David Moko and Mr Roddy Perkins, is New Zealand historian Dr Alistair Reese from the Karuwhā Trust, a trust whose patron is Bishop Te Kitohi (Kito) Wiremu Pikaahu ONZM, the Bishop of Te Tai Tokerau. 

David and Alistair, who both ‘rohe’ from Tapuika, near Te Puke, work extensively in the area of bicultural reconciliation in light of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Check out the video below.

Watch the King's College Waitangi Day Observance Service

Observing Waitangi Day at home 

Sharing his thoughts on how to mark Waitangi Day at home is Teacher of Te Reo Māori and Old Collegian Raniera Harrison (Parnell, 2004-07) - check out the clip from Seven Sharp below. 

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Old Collegian and Teacher of Te Reo Māori Raniera Harrison (Parnell, 2004-07).

Watch the segment on Seven Sharp