Te Tiriti in Our Language - important information for the launch event Sat 17 September

Tēnā koe 

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow’s launch of Te Tiriti in our Language educational resources

Below is everything you need to know including:
– address and parking
– assembly instructions for poowhiri
– the programme for the day
– and photo opportunities! 

Event details
DATE: This weekend, Saturday 17 September 2022  
TIME: 10.45 am – 2.00 pm.
Make sure to arrive at 10:45 am to gather for the poowhiri (formal welcome from our tangata whenua hosts, Ngaati Wairere). 
VENUE: Woodlands Estate, Taupiri (north of Kirikiriroa/ Hamilton)

Open in Google Maps: https://g.page/WoodlandsHistoricHomestead?share

On arrival
There is plenty of parking. Please enter through the white gates (shown in picture) and follow the signs and instructions of the parking wardens. 

Assemble at London Plane Tree (shown in picture below) – located to the left of the Wisteria room. There will be signs that will lead you there  We will be welcomed on by Ngaati Wairere. Please wait at the assembly point for further instructions.Dress code: Smart casual. Traditional dress welcomed.

Photo opportunities There will be two areas where formal photos can be taken – a pergola on the lawn for groups & families, and a portrait area inside with a backdrop. We have professional photographers in each spot, and photos will be available on the photographers’ websites.   

11.00 am – Poowhiri and opening
12.00 pm – Blessing of resources, speeches and videos, gifting of resources to each language community. 
1.00 pm – Kai (we will have kai from many nations, including vegan, gluten-free and halal)1.45 pm – Complimentary resources distributed 
2.00 pm – Close  

The Hon. Nanaia Mahuta sends her regrets that she can no longer attend in person. Both she and the Governor General, Rt Hon Dame Cindy Kiro, have sent video messages for us all to view tomorrow. 

Covid precautions Please stay home if you are unwell or isolating.The venue will be well ventilated, however we still encourage you to wear masks while indoors or gathering closely together.  

Find out more about Te Tiriti in Our Language project here:  https://treatypeople.org/te-tiriti-in-our-languages-faq/