Waitangi Hui

Don't miss out on a very special member-only expedition to Russell and Waitangi from 4-6 February 2018 developed with guidance and support from Dame Jenny Shipley, Tania Simpson and Judge Caren Fox.

Participants will be immersed in Waitangi Day commemorations and able to explore the historical and future context of the Treaty of Waitangi.

The expedition will include 2 nights accommodation at Russell Cottages, in the heart of Russell, and a range of activities and experiences in both Russell and Waitangi as follows.

Day 1, beginning 3pm Sunday 4 February – we will gather at Dame Jenny Shipley’s residence in Russell to discuss the Historical Context of the Treaty of Waitangi and the Declaration of Independence - what was the environment leading up to signing, who were the key players, and what did they agree to?

This session will be followed by dinner at Dame Jenny’s residence.

Day 2, Monday 5 February – we will be based at Waitangi Treaty Grounds for the day with a focus on Bringing the spirit of the Treaty to life – debates and interpretations and the implication of the Treaty going forward. The day will include a guided tour of the Treaty Grounds and museum, before returning to Russell for dinner at the Duke of Marlborough Hotel.

Day 3, Tuesday 6 February – we will take an early ferry to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in time for the dawn ceremony at Te Whare Rūnanga, followed by the flag raising ceremony and watching the canoes come in. The formal programme will close after breakfast leaving you at leisure to stay and spend the day enjoying the commemorations at Waitangi, observing and soaking up the atmosphere, or make your way home at your leisure.

This expedition will be limited to 22 attendees so we invite you to register your interest promptly. We kindly ask that you commit to attending for the whole agenda. Check out event Cancellation Policy below.

Image: Te Whare Rūnanga (the House of Assembly)


Cancellation Policy

Unless indicated otherwise in the event's specific cancellation policy, there will be no refunds for cancellations made after 5.00pm Tuesday 16 January 2018. 

Where cancellations are made between 1 December 2017 and 16 January 2018, Global Women will refund 25% of the payment made.

Where cancellations are made prior to 1 December 2017, Global Women will refund 50% of the payment made.

In no circumstances will refunds or credits be given to registrants who do not provide written notice of cancellation prior to the event start. Cancellations cannot be accepted by telephone at any time, but should be made by email to events@globalwomen.org.nz and will be valid for the relevant refund so long as you have written acknowledgment.

Waitangi and Russell

Sun, 4/02/2018, 2:00 PM – Tue, 6/02/2018, 10:00 AM

Please RSVP by
Sunday 31 December 2017

NZ $985.00