E rau rangatira mā, nau mai, haere mai.
Join tangata whenua and the Auckland Pride Board at the top end of Western Park on Ponsonby Road, from 6am on Friday 2 February, as we welcome the new dawn and the beginning of Auckland Pride 2018!
Featuring guest speakers and performances from Ahakoa Te Aha, including karakia and the call of the kaikaranga and pūtātara.
In the light of the new day, this ceremony seeks to reconnect our spirits to Tāmaki Makaurau, blessing all those who participate in and around Auckland Pride 2018 with a safe and meaningful time.
He pōkēkē uenuku i tu ai! Against a dark cloud, a rainbow stands out brightly!
Stay afterwards for a cup of tea and scones, then embark on your day feeling spiritually and physically refreshed.