Events & Community < Ceremony

Opening Ceremony and Breakfast

Join us at the ‘Cut’ for a ceremony to launch the opening of the Te Hā Commemoration Events Programme.

Saturday 1 October 2016
The Cut / Waikanae Beach Reserve
7 - 8am

2016 Past Event

Nau mai, haere mai.

Horouta and Mareikura will open the ceremony with a mass paddle down the Turanganui River and along the Waikanae Beach followed by an interdemnominational blessing and performance by the Gisborne Concert Band, finishing with a rousing parade led by the Gisborne Civic Brass Band back to the Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club for breakfast.

Other Events

Friday 6 October- Sunday 3 December
Tairāwhiti Museum
5.30pm opening


Exploring the impact of settlement upon the native flora and fauna of Te Tairāwhiti.

Thursday 19 October- Friday 20 October
1769 Garden Longbush Ecosanctuary
Invitation only

Wild Lab’s Toitū Tairāwhiti project engages young people with rare and endangered native plants and animals at Longbush. 

Thursday 26 October- Friday 24 November
Tolaga Bay
Free Event

A photographic exhibition from Te Ahikā depicting unique stories to Ūawa

Friday 24 November- Sunday 26 November
Various Venues

A weekend of quality Blues & Roots musical experiences.