03 November 2013

Parihaka Day commemorations, 4 and 5 November 2013

Tuesday, 5 November, is the 132nd anniversary of the invasion and plundering of Parihaka by a colonial invasion force led by two Members of Parliament - information about the events prior to, during and after the invasion are available at


This message has details of commemorative events in Christchurch (on 4 and 5 November) and in Nelson, New Plymouth and Auckland on 5 November. - it is available on 
Facebook at


New Plymouth

Tuesday, 5 November - Commemoration for the Community of Parihaka: Naumai haere mai whakatau mai, He ra whakamaumahara i te Pahua ki runga o Parihaka, Kia kore tatou e warewaretia. He puawai au no runga i te tikanga, He raurenga au no runga i te raukura, Ko taku raukura he manawanui ki te ao. The warmest of all welcomes is extended to you, your whanau, to all the community, to attend a bicultural service for the annual day of commemoration for the community of Parihaka. It was on 5 November 1881 that the government sent troops to break up the community. On 5th November 2013, we will be gathering at Taranaki's own Cathedral for a short service to sing, pray, remember and look forward. Our time of worship will be followed by a shared lunch, to which you are invited to bring a plate. Starts 12 noon, at the Taranaki Cathedral - A Centre for Peace and Reconciliation - 37 Vivian Street, New Plymouth. The A4 poster for this event is available at


for more information please contact email dean@taranakicathedral.org.nz