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Waitangi Aroha Dawn Ceremony


Fri 6 Feb 2015, 6:00am–7:00am

Where: Okahu Bay, Okahu Bay, Orakei, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: mikahakafoundation

Vibrant voices will fill the air at dawn this official Pride Festival Waitangi day opening as the Aroha Project remembers those past and present. Your hosts the Mika Haka Foundation and Edinburgh Festival stars Taki Māori once again support the opening with karanga and performance, Te Amo and Whero West songs will soar into the skies and Haka will tremble in the sands waking the nation to our special day. Kick and yoga on the beach post formal ceremonies.

Supported by Min. of Culture and Heritage, Waitangi 175 and Waka Hourua, JT Entertainment NZ, Auckland Council, Ngati Whatua, Pride Festival, Auckland Fringe Festival and the Wallace Arts Trust.

The Aroha Project 2015 is the project where artists smash ‘hate’ and celebrate ‘difference’ in a program that tackles bullying and suicide issues. Powerful social change projects with emerging heroes of Aroha.

The Aroha Project is for all people Str8, Queer and Other, brown, yellow, white, pink, average to exceptional; all freaks of diversity are invited. The Aroha Project is a web-series, art-pop music releases; a film festival, free kids holiday activities, burlesque yoga and Fringe Festival hit shows from Edinburgh. Showing Auckland-wide February 6-28.

MHF presents The Aroha Project 2015 season

Kā Life Free Kids Holiday Activities (11-17 years) January 5-23
The Aroha Project Web series & Film Festival February 1-28
Waitangi Aroha Dawn Ceremony – celebrates survivors and welcomes the festival February 6
Songs for Aroha – an all-star compilation of songs around bullying and suicide prevention
Room 1334 – Spoken Word response to hate February 14
Young Queer Film Festival February 23
MHF Community program – POP UP stores, Yoga, Botox & Coffee, Burlesque, Krunchy Gorilla career workshops

Supported by MHF, Waka Hourua, Auckland Council, Pride Festival, Auckland Fringe Festival and the Wallace Arts Trust, Health Promotion Agency HPA, 28 Black & Youthline – Free TXT to 274 or 0800YOUTHLINE

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