Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, the host iwi for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, will host a series of free weekend fan zone events at its ancestral land at Takaparawhau (Bastion Point) throughout the key Prada Cup and America’s Cup race dates.
Taking place every weekend from midday on 20,21 February with the Prada Cup Finals then again for the America's Cup – March 6,7, 13 & 14th, Takaparawhau is the best viewing location city side to have both views of the Waitematā and a large outdoor screen to make sure none of the live sailing action is missed.
Named Kia Kotahi: Race Days On Takaparawhau, Marama Royal, Chair of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust explains “the events will showcase Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei culturally, creatively, and historically, as well as celebrate the major international sporting event, happening close by in the Waitematā Harbour.”
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, in partnership with Auckland Unlimited’s Summernova Programme, has many family-friendly activities planned for the fan zone. There will be a large outdoor screen to watch the races, weaving, carving and kite-making workshops, kapa haka and live music performances, kite flying, kai food stalls & fun games for the whole family. Members of the public can join Marae tours and explore the whenua visiting signature photo locations boasting some of Tāmaki Makaurau’s best views.
The fan zone is alcohol and smoke-free for a fully whānau-friendly experience and will also be waste-free as part of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s involvement in the Pare Kore programme.
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