- Date: Saturday, 19 May, 2018
- Time: 10:00am to 2:30pm
- Cost: Free. No bookings required.
- Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
- Contact Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join us for whānau day festivities and celebrate New Zealand at the National Library.
He Tohu is a permanent exhibition of 3 iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand.
- 1835 He Whakaputanga — Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand
- 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi — Treaty of Waitangi
- 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition — Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine
Entertainment, arts and craft
Enjoy contemporary music in te reo, hip hop, kapa haka, Pasifika music, storytelling and 3-D printing plus lots more. Be creative with arts and craft spaces for all ages.
Watch and enjoy:
10:00am to 10:15am — Kapa haka
10:15 to 10:35 am — Taita College Barbershop group
10:35am to 11:05am — Feisty Feckin' Full Time Feminists — Union and Suffrage songs
11:05am to 11:25am — PrimaVolta
11:25am to 11:35am — Wananga o Aotearoa. Dance and kapa haka
11:45am to 12:25pm — Sianne Dougherty and band
12:35pm to 12:55pm — Projekt Team Hip Hop
1:00pm to 1:45pm — Ariana Tikao and Alister Fraser (Taonga Puoro)
1:45pm to 1:50pm — Extreme Dance — Kids Hiphop
2:00pm to 2:20pm — Whitireia Performing Arts Dance troupe Wananga o Aotearoa
Learn about the 3 documents that shaped Aotearoa in our speaker series or take a tour of He Tohu in either te reo or English throughout the day.
Hear these fantastic speakers:
10:10am to 10:20am — Treaty 101 with Peter Adds
10:30am to 10:50am — People of the Treaty, Treaty biographies with Claudia Orange
11:00am to 11:40am — Stories of the Suffragists and Digital NZ ‘stories demonstration with Stefanie Lash / Thomasin Sleigh
11:55am to 12:20pm — Conservation 101 with Vicki-Anne Heikell
1:00pm to 1:20pm — How far have we really come? Women in 2018 with Vanisa Dhiru
1:35pm to 1:45pm — Mana wahine and Te reo essays with Nadine Anne Hura (Miller)
2:00 to 2:20pm — Making Change! Contemporary Political action with Laura O’Connell Rapira, ActionStation
Our other great exhibitions
While you’re here visit the Topp Twins and Islands in Time exhibitions and have some Kiwi kai.
Free events with something for everyone
There’ll be something for everyone! Can’t wait to celebrate with you.
Events are all free and will be in the amazing Te Ahumairangi space on the ground floor of the National Library and upstairs at the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Archives New Zealand's Christchurch Office
In late June this year, we will begin the process of moving to our new building in Wigram at 15 Harvard Avenue, near the Air Force Museum. The move will take six to eight weeks and there will be some disruption to our services during this time.
We aim to keep the Reading Room open for most of this period, although we will be closing for three weeks from Friday 13 July before re-opening in Wigram on Monday 6 August. We may be able to allow limited access to the Deeds Room material during this period. Please note, however, that as individual archives are moved from this building to Wigram from late June, they will not be available for viewing until we are open in the new building.
We strongly recommend that if you are planning any research in the near future you aim to complete this before June or delay it until August.
Please also note that there will be no parking available on site at Peterborough Street during the move.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. This advisory will be updated as dates become clearer. Please keep an eye on our website, Archway, and Facebook or contact the Christchurch Office on 03 377 0760 and email Christchurch.email@example.com if you have any questions.