Mihi Whakatau

with Aumangea

Treat your guests to an Aumangea welcome that will inspire an appreciation for Ōtautahi Christchurch

Come with us on a journey of discovery to learn about the rich and compelling history of Ōtautahi Christchurch through its past, present and future.

Aumangea is a 9 minute spellbinding experience  that begins with the Māori creation story.  Following the great migration of ancient Māori voyaging across the Pacific and arriving in the South Island.  It brings to life the first interactions with European explorers and settlers and covers our shared history over the last 180 years highlighting the highs and lows of the regions unique journey.

It provides a snapshot into how the city’s spirit and aumangea (strength) have evolved brought to life in surround sound as a cinematic documentary.

Followed by a mihi-whakatau and karakia. A mihi-whakatau is a traditional welcome ceremony, similar to a pōwhiri but less formal and more flexible and can be adapted to suit many types of occasion and designed specifically for your event.

Finally, enjoy a traditional waiata which will leave your guests feeling energised.