near site of original signing
A commemoration of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in Hawke’s Bay is once again being held on Monday, February 6 on the banks of Te Awa o Mokotūāraro (commonly known as the Clive River).
This is close to Waipureku, the site where three chiefs - Te Hapuku, Hoani Waikato and Harawira Mahikai Te Tātere - boarded the HMS Herald on June 24, 1840 and signed the Treaty under the watchful eye of emissary Major Thomas Bunbury.
The morning’s events begin at 7.45am at Ātea a Rangi, the Celestial Compass in Waitangi Park, Awatoto with a karakia, followed by a Hīkoi [walk] of Hope along Te Awa o Mokotūāraro, to the haka pōwhiri by mana whenua at Farndon Park at 8.30am.
People are welcome to attend the pōwhiri, whether they walked or not.
Link to article: Hawke’s Bay Waitangi Day commemoration near site of original signing - NZ Herald