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Maketu Marae

Kawhia, Waikato

New Zealand

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Due to numbers we have decided to move venues and shorten the duration of the celebration.

It will now be held:

At Maketu Marae, Kawhia

Pōwhiri 11am, Friday 29th December to Sunday 31st December.

MORE DETAILS TO COME by the end of the week.

Remember that red book that's been on Nan's coffee table since the beginning of time?

Time to bring our whakapapa to life and find out more about our tūpuna, William and Karorina Armstrong and their children. Turangawaewae is where we will be to make more fun-tastic memories like we did in 1984 - that's 33 years ago!

Building Strong Whānau is our kaupapa for the hui with lots fun activities under the sun to strengthen our whakapapa and build a strong whānau for the wellbeing and future of our community:

Honouring Strong Whānau - This is why we're here, to learn about our tūpuna, William and Karorina Armstrong. Listen to whānau researcher and historian, Uncle Leslie Tikipoti Koroheke and hear the stories that he has uncovered in his journeys around the country and the globe to bring our whakapapa alive.

Creating Strong Whānau - Take part in our story telling sessions or showcase your musical talents in the evening. You can explore new ways to share our stories and those of our tūpuna.

Moving Strong Whānau - Take a quick dip in the moana, or stretch out your whakapapa in an early morning yoga class by the sea!

All this and much, MUCH more!

Help us to make it a great celebration by registering early. There are questions for you to answer as you go through the registration process and a small fee is added to each ticket for using Eventbrite. It's great that we can use Eventbrite to manage all the registrations and the questions will help us organise the logistics for a safe and happy time together.


Armstrong T-shirts, are available to order NOW! Once you register here, you will receive all the details about the launch of the book and T-shirts by email.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions at all please contact Waimihi Hotere at:


I have some kaimoana and a pig that I would like to bring for kai. When do you want it?

Ngā mihi aroha ki a koe i tōu koha. Thank you! Please let us know if you need a hand to bring it out to Kāwhia or want it stored beforehand. Email Waimihi Hotere at armstrongwhanau@gmail.com

I am a retired kaumātua but I would like to make a donation/koha. How do I do this?

Wonderful! If your koha is kai then please liaise with Waimihi how to do this - armstrongwhanau@gmail.com
If you would like to make a monetary donation then please use the DONATION button when you register your ticket.

How do I know if any changes or updates to the event have been made?

Once you register, you will receive any changes to the event and any processes that you need to know via email. You can also follow us on our Facebook page. Of course, if you have any questions at all contact Waimihi on the email above.

I am having troubles with registering, what should I do?

Email Waimihi or if you have young ones around the home it might pay to ask one of them to help you.

If you are registering a lot of people then take your time and go carefully so you don't forget anyone.

When you finish your ticket order, you will receive a summary of your tickets by email.

There will be more notices closer to the date about what to do on the day of the reunion.

For now, just concentrate on the registration.

I would rather do this manually, what should I do?

No worries! Email Waimihi and you will receive the registration and a unique code to use when you make your payment for you and yours - armstrongwhanau@gmail.com

I don’t think that I can pay for all my tamariki mokopuna at once. Can I make instalments?

Sorry, we aren’t set up to take instalment payments but you could register them one at a time and make payments as you go.

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Maketu Marae

Kawhia, Waikato

New Zealand

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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