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This year, like every year, we have a full line up of extremely talented local musicians and performers to entertain you throughout the day.
Bring a blanket, find a pozzy in front of the stage and settle in for kapa haka, local up-and-coming artists, and the vocal stylings of Lavina Williams, Seth Haapu and Annie Crummer.
Expect to sing along to some well-known favourites and add a few new tunes to your playlist!
Kiwis love a good market and this year we’ll have a full complement of stalls offering locally made art from paintings to woodwork, jewellery, artisan goodies and much more.
Of course, a delicious range of kai (food) and beverage stalls will be in the mix. Be sure to try the hangi.
And don’t forget to wander up to the Whau Café in the old Kiosk building below the Maungawhau tihi (summit) – you’ll find an impressive menu of traditional Māori kai with a modern twist.
Being a whanau event, we want the kids to have as much fun as the adults, so we’ll have a dedicated zone just for them.
The bouncy castle never gets boring – before or after the face painting.
And they’ll enjoy the interactive activities including poi making and a lesson on poi dancing.
They’ll have a blast.
Love Your Maunga will be in Tahaki Reserve right at the base of the Maungawhau Maunga, but don’t forget to explore the rest of this amazing place.
There will be guided hikoi leaving Tahaki Reserve twice during the day.
Don’t leave without visiting Te Ipu Kōrero o Maungawhau, the Maungawhau Visitor Experience Centre beside the Whau Café, to discover the story of Māori settlement on the Maunga and learn about the Maungawhau pā.
And head right up to the tihi (summit) to experience the new boardwalk and viewing platforms around the crater.