Location

The Seventh Gathering is taking place in New Zealand (Aotearoa) in Hamilton (Kirikiriroa) which is 1.5 hours drive south of Auckland International Airport.  The main venue for the Gathering programme between 16 and 19 November is the University of Waikato, which is situated in Hamilton (Kirikiriroa). 

At the University of Waikato we are creating a tented village at which all presentations, workshops, poster presentations will be delivered along with the Kaumātua (Elder) programme,  the Rangatahi (Young People) programme and the Festival programme. A number of attendees will also be accommodated at the University.

The Pōwhiri (Official Welcome) will take place on 15 November at 9:00am on Tūrangawaewae Marae which is the principal marae of the Māori Kīngitanga.  The Marae is at Ngāruawāhia, a small township 20 kilometres north west of Hamilton.