The Muriwai
Waitangi Day Festival

Thursday, February 6
10am - 7pm

We are a small group of friends and whanau based in and around Muriwai who decided it was time to have a special event in Muriwai Beach to commemorate Waitangi Day, 2014. One person talked to someone, who talked to someone else….next minute, it’s game on. We like that. 

The kaupapa
Waitangi Day provides all New Zealanders with an opportunity to reflect on events that took place not only in the 1840s, but right throughout the decades and into 2014. While some see Feb 6 as a holiday or an opportunity to highlight injustice, many believe it to be ‘just another day.’ This is particularly the case for the many Maori and pakeha whose lives are committed to addressing daily the very real inequities that exist in health, education, housing etc for tangata whenua.

At the same time, people all around the world are increasingly concerned about what seems at time to be unfettered commercialisation, privatization and commodification of many things we care about by huge multi-national companies whose sole goal is profit. With mining and turbines at our own doorstep, state owned assets for sale, fish stocks depleting and a multitude of other issues causing concern, it is timely for all New Zealanders to understand the potential and collective benefits the Treaty offers.

The Treaty of Waitangi is an anchor but also a way forward. It is a reminder about our collective role as kaitiaki not just of this land and her oceans, but of the kind of life we want for generations to come.

The new Muriwai Surf Club
New Muriwai Surf Club
The Surf Club at Muriwai is a bold and exciting development which sets a new standard for surf life saving club amenities in New Zealand. It will also be the new home to many local sports, leisure and interest groups, has a purpose designed educational facility and will be the foundation of a strong and prosperous volunteer lifeguard service ongoing.

Overall project costs is estimated at $5.5 million and funding of the new facility will be achieved on a ‘whole of community’ basis. This reflects Muriwai Beach is a major park destination visited by over 1.3 million New Zealanders and foreign tourists annually, as well as the multipurpose nature of the new facilities.

We also like the following agencies for their support and putea tautoko:


Contact us


Moana –  0274714991