Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is proud to support Māori economic development in Tāmaki Makaurau and to be a foundation partner of the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is one of New Zealand's largest tertiary education providers that offers a comprehensive range of certificate to master’s level qualifications to New Zealanders of all ages and walks of life.

Operating locally from campuses across Auckland, we aim to overcome barriers to learning, and to meet the needs of those within the communities we serve.

Guided by Māori principles and values, we take great pride in our inclusive learning environment, as well as the diversity of our courses in fitness, retail, performing arts, social work, teaching and te reo Māori.

This year we are proud to launch our new business and computing programmes promoting entrepreneurship, project management, strategic planning and technology in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Visit Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s ‘Te Makete’ at this year’s festival to see our business graduates showcase their ideas and test their products in the marketplace.


Air New Zealand is proud to sponsor the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival. It is great to be part of the signature Māori cultural event in Tāmaki Makaurau to celebrate the regions strong Maori heritage


Mai is the #1 Hip Hop and RnB station in New Zealand and the #1 music station in Auckland reaching over 230,300 people! Mai is home to the hottest artists from Beyoncé to Drake, Chris Brown, Post Malone and Rihanna. Mai FM represents the diverse multi-cultural urban mix that targets 15 – 34yo. The listeners are extremely loyal to the station & its advertisers. They are in the 'I-want-it-now' generation, who are happy to spend their pennies on the hottest trends, entertainment & being social with their mates.

We'll be onsite at the Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival for 2018 with our DJ Truck playing the hottest hip hop and rnb! We'll also have our Glitter Moko Station and Chill Out Zone! We're onsite from 11am-2pm on Saturday and Sunday so make sure you come and hang out with us!


Māori Television is New Zealand’s indigenous broadcaster, providing a wide range of local and international programmes for audiences across the country. Our vision is for te reo Māori to be valued, embraced and spoken by all New Zealanders. Our mission is to contribute to Māori success through te reo me ngā tikanga Māori.


Vector Lights brings the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge to life. It’s a world-first solar, battery and peer-to-peer powered light show that demonstrates a smarter way to power our city.

Watch Vector Lights illuminate the harbour for the very first time on Saturday 27 January, from around 9pm, then every half hour until midnight for the rest of Anniversary Weekend, or watch the 6 minute light and sound show live online at facebook.co.nz/vectornz.

Visit vector.co.nz/lights for more details on upcoming Vector Lights events.


Activate Auckland is a collaborative Council-community initiative to enable cultural expression and arts-based activities to energise and enhance the public spaces of inner city Auckland.


Regional Facilities Auckland enriches life in Auckland by engaging people in the arts, environment, sport and events. With our five divisions – Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Conventions, Auckland Live, Auckland Stadiums and Auckland Zoo – we strive to create rewarding visitor experiences and positive outcomes for Auckland. Our innovative and creative programmes delight more than four million visitors a year as we present engaging and accessible experiences across the city every single day.

As one of six Auckland Council organisations, we are a charitable trust governed by a board. Our landmark venues include: ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, Aotea Centre, Aotea Square, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland Town Hall, Auckland Zoo, Bruce Mason Centre, The Civic, Mt Smart Stadium, QBE Stadium and Western Springs Stadium.


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand’s most inspiring visual arts experience. Visit us and discover one of the world’s largest collections of New Zealand art right in the heart of the city. See outstanding works by Māori and Pacific artists, and take a journey through this country’s unique cultural history to discover stories told of love and loss, identity and land, conflict and settlement. Expand your cultural horizons through our remarkable collection, and join our innovative visitor events, outreach activities and education programmes to become part of our connected community. Open 10am-5pm daily. Entry is free.


Radio Waatea is Aucklands' only Māori radio station that provides an extensive bi-lingual broadcast to its listeners. Based at Nga Whare Waatea marae in Mangere, it is located in the middle of the biggest Maori population in Aotearoa.