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Photo and video gallery

2024 Te Anau Waitangi Day activities - photo and video gallery

Credit: Richard Crouchley

Check out our video highlights from the 2024 Te Anau Waitangi Festival.

Videography Credit: Richard Crouchley. Thank you for capturing the essence of the 2024 week-long commemorations.

Funding Partners: Thank you to all who financially enabled the 2024 festival:
Lottery Community Fund, Community Trust South, Aotearoa Gaming Trust, Te Hau Toka Southern Lakes Wellbeing Group, Southland District Council, Great South Regional Events Fund, Syd Slee Charitable Trust, Rotary, Downers, Fiordland Lobster Co and Radfords on the Lake.

Ngā mihi to guest artists, speakers and hosts that partnered with us during the 2024 Te Anau Waitangi Festival:

  • Award-winning musician Anika Moa for sharing both her children's + adults sets

  • Rising star performer and musician Carla Ladstaetter.

  • The talented Ngā Herenga Waka Murihiku for the stunning performances and yummy kai.

  • Our concert MC, Matua Sonny Tonihi

  • Local harakeke weaver Des Cooper.

  • Hangi crew lead by the Otene whanau.

  • Ron Bull of local rūnaka Ōraka Aparima for providing kōrero (stories) for us to share on the RealNZ Historical Cruise. 

  • Te Kupeka Tiaki Taoka and DoC for hosting Tamatea Exhibition at Te Papa Atawahai Department of Conservation Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre (Te Anau).

  • Te Manawa o Titiroa Trust for allowing an up-close look at Ururaki on the concert day.

  • Piritahi-a-Rua Waka Ama Club lead by Ross Buxton for giving people the opportunity to paddle on Lake Te Anau.

  • Fiordland Cinema for screening of Uproar.

  • Fiordland Arts Charitable Trust for hosting "Draw Close", the Festival Multimedia Art Exhibition, including the Collaborative Mahi Toi work put together by Claire Maley-Shaw.

  • Southland District Council Te Anau Library for the StoryWalk

  • Friends of the Library for hosting the Human Library event and the human books, Wayne Marriott - Museum and Heritage Services Manager, Southland Regional Collections, Ken Bradley - Local Historian, Gwen Chaloner - Spinner and Kiri Bell - Harakeke Weaver.

  • Children's activities lead by Abi James (Fiordland Outdoor Playgroup).​

2023 Te Anau Waitangi Day activities - photo and video gallery

Credit: Douglas Thorne Photography

Highlights of the 2023 events hosted by the Te Anau Waitangi Charitable Trust to commemorate Waitangi Day. Ngā mihi to guest artists, speakers and hosts that partnered with us. Credit to Douglas Thorne Photography for capturing the essence of the 2023 week-long commemorations, and to the Mitchell Twins for allowing Find a River to be the soundtrack on the video.

2022 Matariki Winter Talks - videos

Te Anau Waitangi Charitable Trust hosted a series of winter talks as part of Matariki 2022 celebrations.

'Manawa Kanakana' with Dr Jane Kitson

16 June 2022
Dr Jane Kitson, Ngāi Tahu ki Murihiku (Ōraka-Aparima, Waihopai and Awarua Rūnanga) talked about her favourite fish species – kanakana/piharau or pouched lamprey. The title of Jane's talk was 'Manawa Kanakana' which references the determination and endurance of the kanakana.

Kōrero with Māori Astronomer Victoria Campbell

16 September 2022

Kaikōrero matua Victoria Campbell (Ngāti Irakehu, Ngāi Tahu) returned to Te Anau, this time for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori! Victoria gave her talk at the Fiordland College Library on Friday, 16 September 2022, followed by a shared supper and short stargazing on the college field. Her kōrero focused on astronomy, mātauraka Māori in practice, and how te reo Māori has been an integral part of her journey.

Victoria works for Te Rūnanga o Moeraki as General Manager and has a passion for te reo me ōhona tikaka, mātauraka Māori, including Māori astronomy, and the natural world. She is involved with the Dark Sky Project (Takapō), sits on the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve Board and is a member of the Matariki Advisory Group who provided recommendations to Government regarding the establishment of the Matariki Public Holiday.

Victoria's visit to Te Anau was supported by Te Anau Waitangi Charitable Trust (via a Community Organisation Grants Scheme fund) and the Department of Conservation. The event was hosted by Fiordland College.

2022 Te Anau Waitangi Day activities - photo and video gallery

Credit: Douglas Thorne Photography

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