Turangawaewae Annual Regatta

The annual Turangawaewae Regatta is a celebration of Maori culture, waka ama (canoe racing) and the Turangawaewae Marae on Saturday 17th March 2018.

The Turangawaewae Regatta is very much an integral part of the history of Ngaruawahia and a tradition for New Zealand as a whole. It’s the only Maori aquatic carnival of its kind and the only regular event when Waka Taua or Maori War Canoes take to the water.

This annual event is hosted under the patronage of the Maori King, Kingi Tuheitia and in essence the regatta encapsulates the bringing of all peoples together to share the cultural wonder that is the Turangawaewae Regatta.


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