Experience Māori history in the capital
According to Māori tradition, Wellington Harbour was originally a lake and home to two great taniwha (mythic water monsters) named Ngake and Whātaitai. The story goes that the taniwha decided to escape the lake and their dramatic thrashing movement permanent altered the landscape, creating what is now Wellington Harbour, Mount Victoria and the surrounding areas.
Te Rā o Waitangi - Waitangi Day
Te Rā o Waitangi is the national day of New Zealand and commemorates the signing of the Te Tiriti Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February, 1840. Waitangi Day is usually commemorated in Wellington with music, dance, craft and kai (food) at Waitangi Park on the waterfront and with a festival in Porirua.
This is the perfect day to go and see Te Tiriti o Waitangi - Treaty of Waitangi at He Tohu.
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