#HīkoiTo100 Music Festival

Sat. 21 May, 2022 11:30am - 9:00pm NZST
Aged 16+
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Event Description

Join us, as Ngāti Kuri leads the motu with the first large scale music festival in Aotearoa since the Omicon outbreak.

The #HīkoiTo100 Music Festival will take place on Saturday May 21st from 12pm to 9pm at the Awanui RFC and Sporting Complex. Confirmed headline acts include Che Fu, Ladi6, Savage, 1814, Tomorrow People, Jackson Owens, Diaz Grimm, Monstah Ganjah, Israel Starr, Papas Pack and more.

With the #HīkoiTo100 Festival, Ngāti Kuri celebrates the success of the iwi #HīkoiTo100 COVID-19 vaccination drive that was held over the summer to boost iwi resilience. The festival creates a space to pause and remember in the present the iwi past achievements to protect their people; celebrates their increased resilience in the face of COVID-19; and their commitment to ensuring that their history with pandemics does not repeat itself.

In keeping with the original intention of #HīkoiTo100, which was to boost iwi vaccination rates, the festival will require My Vaccine Passes from all attendees and is open to whānau and tamariki 16+ who have completed their primary course of vaccinations (the first and second COVID-19 vaccination doses).

Festival timings

  • Gates will open at 11:30am on Saturday 21 May

  • My Vaccine Passes and a valid form of identification are required upon entry, along with your ticket. There will not be any gate sales of tickets. 

  • Karakia will kick off at 12pm and the first act will take the stage at 12:30.

  • The festival will conclude with a final karaki and wrap-up by 9pm. 

FREE Shuttles and Buses 


To help ensure everyone gets to and from the festival safely, Ngāti Kuri is providing FREE buses to and from the festival. While there will be a drop off zone at the festival, we strongly encourage all to use the FREE shuttle bus services provided. 

  • Shuttle buses will leave from the Old Pak N Save car park, Kaitaia at 11am and arrive at Awanui at approximately 11:30am. 

  • Shuttle bus will leave every 30min until 4pm (last bus at 4pm). 

For festival attendees coming down from the North:

  • There will be a bus from Te Kao to Awanui.

  • This bus will depart Te Kao shop at 10am, stopping at the Pukenui Pacific at 10.30am, and Waipapakauri pub at 11am, before arriving at the festival at 11:15am. 

  • This bus will leave Awanui at 9:30pm post festival to return those attendees via the same stops north.  

  • You must secure your bus tickets for the North Bus

  • Limited parking is available and all who wish to park onsite will need to purchase a $15 parking pass. There will be no gate sales for Parking. 

Cashless Event

  • We highly recommend that people bring their eftpos cards as this will be a majority of transactions will be cashless.

  • The bar, food vendors and merchandise stalls all take card payments.

  • Please note that the bar is cashless and drink tokens will be required in order to purchase drinks.
    Drink vouchers will be vailable from the bar and at the main entry gate 

Community Support
This is a community event - and many local businesses have gone above and beyond to show their tautoko of the festival and the kaupapa that sits behind it. Festival organisers would like to thank the following businesses: 

Coolstar Water - Water sponsor 

Kia Tūpato Security - Security sponsor

Ngāi Takoto - Festival support 

Oceanwater -  Water Sponsor

There is still time to sponsor a component of the event - please email [email protected] to get in touch. 

Ngāti kuri looks forward to welcoming you to the first ever #HīkoiTo100 Music Festival. We encourage you to also visit the www.hikoito100.com website for answers to your additional festival questions, or email us at [email protected]

In support of Ngāti Kuri iwi protecting their tāngata, whenua and moana, we are calling on all participants of the #HīkoiTo100 Music Festival to become tupunga rangatira and make a positive impact on our taiao, tangata and uri whakatupu.

With this is mind, the tickets for the #HīkoiTo100 Music Festival will be a koha donation. The koha will be a minimum of $10 and can be above to an amount of your choice. Along with ticket sales, Ngāti Kuri will be selling merchandise for #HīkoiTo100. 

A portion of your ticket and merchandise proceeds will go towards your chosen Ngāti Kuri kaupapa. Below is a list of kaupapa and what the proceeds will be in support of:

Pou Uara - or Foundational Principles - come from the Wai262 claim, which are consistent with the Ngāti Kuri Trust Board values which sit across their iwi, hapū, marae and whānau. Pou Uara (Pou), in the physical sense, are the Ngāti Kuri uri that move across the whenua expressing and sharing these values.

They are:

  • Whakapapa

  • Aroha

  • Kaitiakitanga

  • Te Tino Rangatiratanga

  • Mana Motuhake

  • Manaakitanga

  • Tapu and Tikanga

  • Whanaungatanga

  • Mauri 

In practice, these Pou Uara by Ngāti Kuri are delivered through the protection of their taonga, the relationship with their environment, and the obligations and corresponding rights to protect, preserve, control, regulate, use, develop, and or transmit those taonga. They do so by upskilling and developing whānau, hapū and iwi so that the community can lead in response to both crisis and resilience building.

Te Haumihi - Indigenous Planting and Protection. 
Ngāti Kuri rohe is an environmental oasis, where nature lives in peace and thrives, and people protect and nurture nature like their lives depend on it.

Te Haumihi project provides the cornerstone foundations to unlock sustainable economic and cultural growth to change the wellbeing outcomes for future generations. Te Haumihi will create more jobs and  career growth for Ngāti Kuri people.

Te Haumihi is a priority project because, by its nature, it is an indicator of the progress of the overall vision of Ngāti Kuri. It involves land, island and sea scape sanctuaries, as well as  environmental restoration projects to protect and restore the unique natural bio-diverse environment of the rohe. At its heart, Te Haumihi aims to:

  • Grow and nurture the iwi cultural and spiritual values and history

  • Change behaviours of our people and manuhiri around the importance of environmental management and biosecurity

  • Build community resilience, shared prosperity and self determination for Ngāti Kuri

  • Enable the introduction of a ‘hero brand’ for tourism in the Far North and represent kaitakitanga: The inextricable relationship between the environment and people

Ngāti Kuri Iwi
Should you select this koha option, Ngāti Kuri iwi will decide where to allocate this money

Hei tupuna rangatira koe - be a good ancestor

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Awanui Rugby Club 92 State Highway 1
Awanui, Northland 0486
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