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Whitianga Day

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Vancouver, Canada
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Whitianga Day

We will be in Paihia on Feb. 6th and would like to know what happens on "Whitianga Day"?

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1. Re: Whitianga Day

it's actually called : Waitangi Day and is a public holiday throughtout New Zealand. Different towns have different celebrations, most of them involving Maori blessings and cultural performances.

I will let a Paihia TA experts advise what kind of celebrations to expect at Paihia for Waitangi Day.


Vancouver, Canada
7 posts
2. Re: Whitianga Day

Oops, sorry, my apologies for confusing the two names. I am wondering if traffic and crowds will be such that we may want to just stay put for the day and do our traveling and sightseeing another day.

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3. Re: Whitianga Day

Definitely stay put for the day! The Waitangi treaty grounds (just up the road from Paihia -walk!) will be awash with activity including Wakas and Maori cultural displays - both for and against the treaty. If you've booked already -great timing!

Vancouver, Canada
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4. Re: Whitianga Day

Thanks so much! This is very helpful in planning our itinerary.

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