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Next Edition 
8th March 2024

The Civic, Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland

A two-hour extravaganza of nine powerful Māori voices who have come together for a very special evening, presenting nine very different stories chosen to inspire, empower and entertain.


Ka tohe au! ka tohe au! 
I a
m The sovereign

Te Tiriti o Waitangi is one of the founding documents of Aotearoa. It is also our most controversial, widely misinterpreted, misunderstood, and dishonoured agreement of the past 184 years. But why?


Beginning our 2024 M9 season, this important instalment will see our kaikōrero speak to why Te Tiriti o Waitangi is fundamental to our constitutional arrangements in Aotearoa. 


They will debunk colonial narratives, examine the implications of Tiriti mythmaking and discuss how sovereignty was never ceded. 


Pākehā and non-Māori will gain clarity on their crucial role as Tangata Tiriti and all will leave inspired and empowered to collectively activate the future Aotearoa that Te Tiriti intended.



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Matai Smith

Rongowhakaata, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa.

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from 7.30pm 8th march 2024

You'll find The Civic on the corner of Queen Street and Wellesley Street. 

269 – 287 Queen Street, Corner Queen Street & Wellesley Street, Auckland.

See venue regulations.

Parking is available at the Civic carpark: 299 Queen Street, under Aotea Square. 

Entry from Greys Ave or Mayoral Drive.

"I am a storyteller because when i tell our stories it gives our people an opportunity to see their strength and their beauty"

Miriama McDowell

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