Each year Koroneihana attracts hundreds of visitors nationally and internationally and brings together iwi from across the motu (country) who support the Kiingitanga, the Maaori King movement which emerged in the 1850s as a symbol of unity.
Throughout the week visitors and iwi members will take part in political debates on matters important to the Kiingitanga and to Maaoridom. Cultural performances, sports competitions, entertainment and other festivities will also take place, however, the highlight is the annual address by Kiingi Tuheitia. This year our King will deliver his address at 10am on Wednesday 21 August 2019.
For more information and to stay up with the festivities, follow the Kiingitanga Facebook page here. Link https://www.facebook.com/Kiingitanga
If you’d like to get along to Koroneihana follow these handy tips from the organising committee to make the most of your visit:
Traffic and Parking
River Rd directly in front of the marae will be closed. Kaumaatua/mobility/disability drop off/picks up are inside this closure, please koorero to the Maaori Wardens.
General public parking is available at the 5 Acres on George St, Ngaruawahia High School on Kent St, on Duke St and surrounding streets. NO parking in the Papakainga at the marae please.
Emergency services will be on-site for the duration of the hui and will be located at Ngaa Miro Health Centre on River Rd.
Our hui is proactively on this kaupapa. Why not ask our awesome volunteers how you can be more eco-friendly on the marae and at home or how you can help take better care of Papatuanuku me te taiao
We’ve got mirimiri practitioners on Saturday and Sunday again this year. Mirimiri or massage sessions are koha and are available for anyone. You are asked to take a seat in the Conference Room in Kimiora until it’s your turn.
Kiingitanga Heritage Trails
Spaces are limited. To book your seat on the bus, go and see Whaea Maehe in the Kapa Haka office at Rourouiti. Bus departs: Saturday 17th at 11am and 2pm and Sunday 18th at 11am.
⚡ Bring cash, not all stalls have Eftpos
⚡ Eftpos is available in the Koha Office, Rourouiti
⚡ Official 2019 Koroneihana booklet cost is $3 and will be available for sale in the Kapa Haka Office .
🚫 No dogs, No drugs, No alcohol