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Vector Lights’ first Waitangi show tells the story of Hauturu-O-Toi (Little Barrier Island) 

Ngati Manuhiri, Ngati Rehua, Vector and Auckland Council have partnered to acknowledge our national day by telling an ancient cultural story through this remarkable new innovation. 

Waitangi Day, the Treaty of Waitangi and our mana whenua iwi all have strong connections to the principle of kaitiaki – protection or guardianship of our natural environment. 

The Vector Lights Waitangi show is told in 9 chapters:

CHAPTER 1: Te Po
In the beginning the world was cloaked in an ever-lasting and consummate darkness known as Te Po, the night, Te Po nui the big night, Te Po roa the long night.

CHAPTER 2: Te Ao
From the deepest night came the first streaks of light and dawn descended upon the earth and was known as Te Ao Marama, the world of light.

CHAPTER 3: Te Ao Tangata
And the world rejoiced in the life-giving light and the earth was bountiful and abundant.

CHAPTER 4: Te Whenua
Rising out of the great ocean of Toi, the navigator, is the wondrous island of Hauturu-o-Toi (Little Barrier Island).

CHAPTER 5: Nga Kaitiaki
Protected by the ancient guardians Te Whai Rahi, the giant stingray and Te Mauri, the great shark.

CHAPTER 6: Te Waonui o Tane
The island is the home of Tane, God of the forest and the natural world.

CHAPTER 7: Nga manu
Bird song fills the forests and rings out across the island, the kokako, kakapo, taiko, kiwi, kereru, tui and hihi are just some of the special taonga found on Hauturu.

CHAPTER 8: Tangaroa
The island is surrounded by deep vast oceans and is the home of Tangaroa, God of the ocean and marine life.

CHAPTER 9: Hauturu-o-Toi

Ngati Manuhiri and Ngati Rehua are the people of the Hauturu-o-Toi.
Hei tiaki i te whenua
Hei tiaki i te whanau
Hei tiaki i nga mokopuna
He kaitiaki koe
He kaitiaki au

Protecting the land
Protecting the family
Protecting the next generation
You are a guardian
I am a guardian

To find out more about about Hauturu-O-Toi, visit Ngati Manuhiri and Ngati Rehua​


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

2019

  • Oct 10
    Vector Lights for Diwali 2019

    The show will run from 6:00pm until midnight from Thursday 10 October to Sunday 13 October. Full details of the light show will be confirmed soon.

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  • Jun 27
    Vector Lights for Matariki 2019

    Vector Lights will shine in celebration of Matariki Festival, from 6pm to midnight from 27th to 30th June, 5th to 7th July and 12th to 14th July. The light show and accompanying sound track celebrates the story of 2019 Matariki Festival iwi manaaki (host iwi), Waikato-Tainui.

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  • May 29
    Vector Lights for Auckland Harbour Bridge's 60th Birthday

    Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge is set to sparkle this Queen’s Birthday weekend for its 60th birthday, with a Vector Lights show running every 30 minutes from 6pm to 10pm from Wednesday 29 May – Monday 3 June 2019 celebrating the city’s transport past, present and future.
     

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