Updated: Jun 30
For the second time, our Hongi's Hikoi event launch and follow up event has had to be postponed due to Covid-19 - see details below for more information.
Initially, our original event launch was scheduled for late September 2020, in England, however the onset of Covid-19 made international travel impossible and exposed our guests to undue health risks, so we made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the UK-based series of events.
With Sydney being relatively Covid-free and restrictions lifted, we rescheduled our event launch for Saturday, 26th June 2021, which coincided with the bicentennial of the three men's visit to Sydney in June 1821 (on their way back to New Zealand from England).
With the current breakout of Covid-19 (Delta strain) in Sydney in mid-late June, the NSW Government implemented strict regulations (and a lockdown) and this has resulted in our Sydney event having to be postponed. Additionally, as the NZ Government paused the Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble for at least two weeks, our event at Waitangi has also been postponed.
Our rescheduled dates are now: 1) Saturday, 11th September 2021, between 12:30pm-2:30pm, at the Chau Chak Wing Museum, Sydney, and 2) Saturday, 25th September 2021, between 6pm-7pm, at Te Kongahu Museum, Waitangi.
*All previously-registered guests will be provided with the first opportunity to re-book their seats, before any remaining seats are opened to members of the public.