Waitangi Day 2021 for Tuesday 6 February 2018
07:10 - INTERVIEW - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
07:26 - INTERVIEW - National Party Leader Bill English
07:32 - INTERVIEW - RNZ Reporter Shannon Haunui-Thompson
07:45 - INTERVIEW - National Party Finance spokesman Steven Joyce
08:12 - INTERVIEW - Maori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta
08:25 - INTERVIEW - Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones
08:35 - INTERVIEW - Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters
08:45 - INTERVIEW - He Tohu curator Stephanie Lash
09:10 - INTERVIEW - Waitangi Treaty Grounds CEO Greg McManus
09:15 - INTERVIEW - RNZ Northland correspondent Lois Williams
09:25 - INTERVIEW - Te Reo Panel with Stacey Morrison, Julian Wilcox and Dale Husband
09:45 - INTERVIEW - Hikoi Leader Reuben Taipari
10:10 - INTERVIEW - Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little
10:25 - INTERVIEW - He Whakaputanga expert Carwyn Jones
10:45 - INTERVIEW - Navy Band Music director Lieutenant Michael Dowrick
11:10 - INTERVIEW - Crown/Maori relations minister Kelvin Davis
11:20 - INTERVIEW - Tamariki Oranga site manager Aroha Tahere
11:25 - INTERVIEW - RNZ deputy political editor Chris Bramwell and Shannon Haunui Thompson
11:45 - INTERVIEW - Crossing to festivals around New Zealand
11:50 - INTERVIEW - Radio New Zealand reporters wrap
This year we have had two of our RNZ reporters covering Waitangi for the first time in their journalism careers. Te Aniwa Hurihanganui and John Boynton are welcomed into the RNZ tent.
Time to look at what is happening around the country to celebrate Waitangi day. Laura Tupou is at Orakei Domain in Auckland and Eric Frykberg is near the Wellington waterfront.
Shannon Haunui Thompson has been in Te Tai Tokerau since Thursday last week and followed the various politicians and events - for the more formal affairs with an increased number of politicians arriving - our deputy political editor Chris Bramwell also arrived to deal with them. They are both in the tent to talk about Waitangi 2018 and how it compares with previous years.
Pita Paraone is the chairman of the Waitangi National Trust board talks about Waitangi 2018.
Aroha Tahere works as the Oranga Tamariki site manager in Kaikohe. She is also working closely with local community trusts to support lower income families. She talks to the programme about the focus of Oranga Tamariki to help whanau to keep themselves and their children safe. She also can talk about the work the organisation does for the children of Northland and how important it is to include iwi in their decision making and involvement of care for tamariki. She also explains the importance of whakapapa for a child's well being and why that is so important in her region.
The Royal New Zealand Navy will be ever present at Waitangi this year performing many ceremonies as well providing entertainment in the form of the Navy Band. There will also be two ships anchored in and around Waitangi. Navy band music director Lieutenant Michael Dowrick talks to the programme about the close ties and traditions between the navy and the Waitangi treaty grounds.
Carwyn Jones, together with two other historians is due to give a public talk on the significance on two of the documents on display for He Tohu. He talks to the programme about He Whakaputanga - The Declaration of Independence signed by rangatira five years before Te Tiriti o Waitangi. He explains how they relate to each other and their ongoing influence today. He will be at the National Library in Wellington on February 15th at 5:30pm with Claudia Orange and Morgan Godfrey talking about the documents. That will be followed by a tour of He Tohu.
Te Tai Tokerau MP and minister Crown/Maori relations has spent a number of days hosting the Prime Minister in his home electorate. He has also been honoured by his iwi for his new role as the minister. He talks to the programme about the surprise event to celebrate him and what he hopes to achieve with the portfolio.
Andrew Little is the minister for Treaty Negotiations and had visited Waitangi last year as he came to grips with the issues facing Nga Puhi's treaty claim. He has also committed to learning Te Reo as as well as progressing the local iwi's claim to fruition. He talks to the programme about his progress with Te Reo and the challenges ahead in his ministerial role.
Activist and environmentalist Reuben Taipari joins the programme to talk about the annual Hiko Te Waitangi and what it signifies. He also talks abut the history of protest and the 40th anniversary this year of two important events, Bastion Point and Raglan Whaingaroa.
Mihingarangi Forbes hosts well known Maori broadcasters and commentators Stacey Morrison, Dale Husband and Julian Wilcox on the future of Te Reo after accusations it was a dying language. They talk about the assertions being made about its future and what lies in store for the language.
The treaty grounds at Waitangi have been digitally mapped by a renown US not for profit tech company which specialises in preserving sites of significance around the world. A team from San Francisco Bay base CyArk have been at Waitangi this summer to map the site. It will then become part of an online 3D library to enable future generations to experience the heritage site. Treaty Grounds CEO Greg McManus talks to the programme about the way the team worked and what it means to be able to digitally store a 3D record of the grounds.
RNZ's correspondent for the Northland region, Lois Williams, will be at Waitangi covering the news and stories of the people there for the 29th year in a row. Her first outing to Waitangi to cover the event was in 1989. She talks to the programme about what she has experienced during that time and what has changed the most.
Today you can join one of the 30 minute family friendly free guided experiences in Te Reo Maori or English to explore He Tohu, the multi-award winning exhibition which features all nine original signed sheets and interactive displays. The guided experience offers insight into stories behind some of the 540 rangatira who signed Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the thoughts of New Zealanders on the significance of Te Tiriti today. The actual treaty is also on display for the first time on Waitangi Day in it's new home at the National Library in Wellington. To tell us more about the exhibition and what people can discover curator Stephanie Lash talks to the programme.
Shane Jones is now returning to Waitangi for the first time as a New Zealand First MP and minister for regional economic development. He talks to the programme about what he has planned to help regions, such as Northland, turn around their economic fortunes.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has been going to Waitangi to mark the treaty signing for the past six decades. Last year was the first time he decided against going to Te Tii marae following a ban on media covering events. He speaks to the programme about this year's event and what he makes of the changes to proceedings.
The National Party's finance spokesman Steven Joyce had a colourful visit to Waitangi last year. During a stand up media session a protestor threw a sex toy at him. This year he's been taking part in ceremonies and events heat Waitangi with fewer flying objects. He led the National party delegation on to the treaty grounds and spoke at the powhiri on behalf of the party. He talks to the programme about his time at the treaty grounds this year.
Shannon Haunui-Thompson has been following events in and around Waitangi since Thursday. She joins the programme to discuss the changes this year and how it compares with previous years when there has been a prime ministerial delegation on site.
Leader of the National party Bill English is at Te Rau Aroha marae in Bluff to celebrate Waitangi Day. He speaks to Mihingarangi Forbes about his decision to not got to Waitangi for commemorations and what it might take to lure him back to the site for future events.
For the first time in three years a Prime Minister is back at Waitangi to commemorate the signing of the treaty. We speak to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern about her time in the Te Tai Tokerau electorate and what she has made of the events and activities at the treaty grounds.