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Waitangi Day: Festival of the Elements


Sat 6 Feb 2016, 11:00am–6:00pm

Where: Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana St, Porirua - Mana, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: performers

Porirua’s iconic Waitangi Day: Festival of the Elements® just has to be the best place in the Wellington region to celebrate Waitangi Day on Saturday 6 February.

Featured acts this year include Wellington supergroup The Eggs, Eb & Sparrow, Zane & Degge, Elena, Gary McCormick, Virtuoso Strings Orchestra, Nikau Flute & Strings, Apirana Taylor, Mandy Hager and Sam Manzanza & Afrobeat.

This free community event is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest Waitangi Day celebrations, regularly attracting in excess of 30,000 people.

There’s something for everyone with our programme featuring everything from classical music to rock, from poetry to skate jam, from traditional dance to circus acts …… and all points in between.
There’s heaps of cool stuff for kids in Kapi-Mana Art Action! and the Arena Aquatic Centre has free entry 11am to 4pm.

Quest of the Elements (proudly sponsored by Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme) showcases our talented youth aged 13-21 years – check out our People’s Choice Facebook audition on our Facebook page, further details below.

And, in alliance with Ngāti Toa Rangatira, we are proud to present a panel discussion “Let’s Talk Treaty” – an informative yet accessible look at the significance of the Treaty in our lives.
Check our website and Facebook page for more details.

Entry is free. 11am-5.30pm
Venue: Te Rauparaha Park, Arena and Aquatic Centre & Pātaka Art+Museum , Porirua City.

Quest of the Elements:
People's Choice Facebook Auditions: You can enter by posting your YouTube or Vine video between 4 Jan and 5 Feb to the competition on our Facebook page. To enter you must be between the ages of 13 and 21 and available to perform live at the final which will be held from 11.00 am on Waitangi Day, Saturday 6 February at Festival of the Elements® in NZ Community Trust Stadium at Te Rauparaha Arena Complex, Porirua. The eight most popular acts in People's Choice Auditions win a place in the Final with two wildcards. The overall winner of the Quest of the Elements will be decided by judges, based on their live performance on the day.

There are great prizes to be won for the first three placegetters and Best Entertainer.
Any queries? Email or call Sonny 0204 004 2925
Festival of the Elements® thanks Ministry of Health Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme for their sponsorship of Quest of the Elements.