February 05, 2023
Tāmaki’s biggest and only Waitangi day event is on Waitangi@Waititi !!
The only and largest Waitangi celebration in Tāmaki Makaurau this year is Waitangi @ Waititi bringing some much-needed entertainment to flood-affected West Auckland tomorrow.
A crowd of over 40,000, including VIP dignitaries, is expected to stream into Parrs Park for this all day, all ages, free event that kicks off at 9:00 AM tomorrow, with Stan Walker, Katchafire, Savage and Three Houses Down leading an impressive line-up of live acts across two stages.
Te Whānau o Waipareira CEO, John Tamihere knows the timing couldn’t be any better.
“Waitangi @ Waititi gives whānau something to celebrate. An event in the very same part of Tāmaki that has been devastated by the recent flooding. This is a significant day at a very poignant time and together we can enjoy some outstanding live performances at Hoani Waititi Marae tomorrow”.
Stan Walker recognises the mana this event brings.
“This is a whakapiki ora for the people. I’m excited to come together and bring hope to our whānau as they recover from the floods and damage caused to this community. To be honest, we all need a wairua booster. This is the best Waitangi celebration in Aotearoa!”.
A large number of kai trucks will be on site all day selling a wide range of food alongside a kids playland, whānau and kaumātua zones as well as exhibition craft services. MC’s for the festival are K’Lee and Storme from MAI FM and Dale Husband from Radio Waatea.