Kei ngā manu tāiko, ngā manu taupua, nei rā te reo pōwhiri ki a koutou katoa.  I tika ai mātou, e whakatū ano ai te Hui Ahurei o Whangaroa ki Te Kura o Hato Hōhepa Te Kāmura. Nō reira, e tāmara mā, e ngā kura, e ngā tamariki me ō koutou whānau, nāu mai, tomo mai, hou mai ki roto i a Waitāruke. 

Te Kura o Hato Hōhepa Te Kāmura invites you to join with us at our annual Whangaroa Arts Festival. Our vision this year is “Kia Tupu Tangata Ai” - Growing Our Future Leaders.  Our Festival creates a space for tamariki who attend our local kura/school and ECE Centres to showcase their natural talents and passions.  It is also an opportunity for our collective schools to come together and celebrate our achievements and successes for the year.

Date: Friday, 1 December 2023.

Time start: Whakatau at 9:30am.

Time finish: Poroporoaki 2:15pm. There is no rain date for the Festival. 

What you need to know?

Car Parking

Car parking is as per previous Festivals with a tiny change.  Our main carpark will be reserved for buses, school vans for transporting students, kaumātua.  Please let your communities know all general car parking will be on the tennis courts and the back end of the main field (see site map).  We will have volunteers on site to help direct people to the right places.

Toilets and Health and Safety

Two port-a-loos will be available for public use.  Kura/Schools using the changing rooms have toilets for tamariki and adults to use.  Kaumātua will have a gazebo set up and a school toilet to use.

A First Aide kit will be available at the stage and in our kura office. 

Kura is out of bounds and can only accessed for emergency purposes OR for getting ready/end of performance.

Kai Stalls

Limited food options are available for purchase on the day.  Cash only, we are not able to offer EFTPOS or online payment services this year. Hangī is presold - no sales on the day. All kai stalls will close at 1 pm.

Parking: All Kura vehicles will park in main parking area. All other

vehicles are to park on the field or the courts.

Entry: The only entry and exit point to be used is the one indicated as

‘Entry’ above. We will have marshals directing people and vehicles.

Gazebos: Gazebos are to be set up at the kura by 8.30am on the day.

There will be markers indicating the set-up area.

Stage: The front of stage will be roped off. We have an area for tamariki

to sit on the ground near the front, as indicated. The first two rows of

chairs will be allocated for kuia and kaumatua only.

Rooms: Room 1 and 2 are our changing areas for kura. You will have 15

minutes to change. When you are due to move into the rooms, follow the

white arrows (down the driveway) and towards the back of the kura.

Performing groups will come onto the stage from the front of the kura.

Site Map

Order of Performance