Waitangi Weekend at Aotea Square

This Waitangi Weekend, head to Aotea Square for some of Aotearoa’s best DJs and theatre makers, plus the very talented Māori Sidesteps.


Friday 2 February

  • DJ Grantis, 1.30pm – 5.15pm
  • SoccerPractise, 6pm – 7pm

Saturday 3 February

  • DJ Linda T, 1.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Shot Bro – Confessions of a Depressed Bullet, 7pm – 8.15pm
    An educational black comedy about a real fight with depression and a bullet.Using his utility belt of tools including stand-up comedy, expert dance moves and puppetry, Rob Mokaraka unfolds his personal experience with depression in an entertaining yet insightful way, shining light on a traumatic event - you will see a raw and honest look into how Rob was shot and his healing journey.

Sunday 4 February

  • Mata and the Mysterious Musical Maunga, 10am – 11am:
    14-year-old Mata loves making music, but his dreams are crushed when an internet troll comments on his latest song with a poo emoji. Mata must take the advice from friendly musical characters who magically show up in his room, to prove the internet troll wrong and make his way to the top of the mysterious musical maunga. 
    Mata and the Musical Maunga is a musical experience the whole family will love.​
  • DJ Gene Rivers, 12pm – 5pm
  • The Māori Sidesteps, 6pm – 7.30pm:
    The Māori Sidesteps are a contemporary Māori showband, who put their own political spin on well-known songs, and entertain crowds with soulful harmonies and off-the-cuff comedy. Known for their popular self-titled web series and online entertainment, The Māori Sidesteps will provide an unmissable evening of nostalgia, that will have audiences singing along and laughing out loud at the same time.  Starring some of the best Māori and Pasifika entertainers in the country - Cohen Holloway, Rob Mokaraka, Jamie McCaskill, Jerome Leota and Erroll Anderson.

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 11 June 2019