Haumi, a Wynyard Quarter celebration

29 July 2022

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In celebration of Wynyard Quarter’s 11th anniversary since becoming a waterfront neighbourhood, a free whānau-friendly day of entertainment, workshops and activities has been organised.

HAUMI means to bind or join all together – which is what this day is all about.


Starting at 9:00am and ending at 3:00pm on 6 August, Silo Park and the surrounding areas will come alive with different activities to partake in such as:

Roller skating - face painting - giant rock-climbing wall – NZ Basketball - wooden games – a photo booth – cycle animals – SS Puke Sailings - food trucks – waka experience - learn to skate - taonga pūoro - poi making - and so much more!

Read on to find out more detail about what’s planned to take place.

Nau mai, haere mai, we hope to see you there.

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Silo Park

  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Over the day there will be a multitude of different activities to partake in at Silo Park, such as a giant rock-climbing wall, wooden games, a photo booth, cycle animals, face painting and food trucks.

Jellicoe Harbour

  • 10.30 am–2.30 pm: SS Puke sailings


Head out on the water of Jellicoe Harbour onboard Maritime Museum’s 19th Century steam tug SS Puke.

Look out for the Maritime Museum flag located on the bases next to the basketball courts to hop on-board.

15min trips will be running with a maximum of 5 passengers at a time.

Gold coin donation. Seats booked on a first in first served basis. Life jackets will be provided and must be worn at all times.

Wynyard Quarter Bases

  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Learn to Skate Public Lesson at Silo Park

Try out roller skating with Hey Macarena and see New Zealand's best skaters perform! Bring your own skates if you have them or you can hire skates on the day.

  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: NZ Basketball

‘Have a go’ with NZ Basketball! There will be skills and drills for all, as well as 3 on 3 basketball games to get amongst.

Silo Park Extension

  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Strongman & Strongwoman Showcase


Watch a spectacle of Strongmen and Strongwoman completing in a series of events in preparation for their upcoming NZ Strongman & Strongwoman competitions.

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Te Ara Haepapa – The Journey with Auckland Transport.

Educational booth on site, to encourage whānau to get their child restraints checked and installed correctly.

Silo 6

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Poi making

Join in for a fun workshop and learn how to make your very own unique Poi to take home; a fun activity for the whānau and kids of all ages.DIY Poi Packs will be provided with poi-making guidance by facilitators from Jaaai inc.

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Taonga Pūoro

Join Shane Mclean in an interactive Taonga Pūoro workshop including a demonstration of koauau, pōtangotango, pukaea, hongi ihu, purerehua and pūtatara.Participants will be able to create their own pōtangotango (Māori flute) with moulding clay.

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Kohinga Kōrero

“Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua” (I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past). A collection of stories captured by He Pia He Tauira rangatahi with their mana whenua representatives – these stories speak of Te Ao Māori, in reference to the past and looking ahead to the future.

  • 12:00 pm | 12.40 pm | 1.20pm: Whiriwhiringa Waiata

Te Pou Theatre presents a waiata session to bring kotahitanga through music. Hosted by the wāhine of 'Kōpū', a show about being a wāhine in today's world. Songs from 'Kōpū' will be followed by a jam session.

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pmMaiden Tāmaki, Rongoā Māori Education

Don’t miss trying the amazing elixirs of Maiden Tāmaki, thathave an array of different health benefits.There will be the following available to try and purchase;Kumārahou & Tanekaha Sangria ‘A winter Immunity’ Wai Rakau, Kumārahou cough syrupand other rongoā maori products for your whānau.

About He Pia He Tauira

Established in 2017 in collaboration with mana whenua, He Pia He Tauira provides work experience and opportunities for mana whenua rangatahi to engage in Placemaking in key Eke Panuku locations across Tāmaki Makaurau. The work experience gained, supports the rangatahi in the practice of kaitiakitanga and manaakitanga.