Hundreds of people are expected to attend Otakou marae for
the annual Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival on Waitangi Day.
The annual event is shared between the three locations where
Ngai Tahu signed the Treaty of Waitangi: Te Rau Aroha marae,
at Awarua (Bluff), Otakou marae and at Onuku marae, Banks
This year's theme is Whanaungatanga, with the aim to
celebrate and foster relationships within the iwi and the
The festivities would include guest speakers Te Runanga o
Ngai Tahu kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon and Dunedin Mayor Dave
Cull, and feature stalls and entertainment.
A powhiri begins at 10am on Thursday, February 6.