Tuku 24 Whakatū is a collection of community-focused events celebrating Whakatū’s unique and diverse cultural heritage.

Multiple organisations and community groups run their own events with support from Council. This festival will take place from 24 March - 4 May 2024.

Events must have a focus on heritage through stories of people and place and be open to the public. We are looking for a broad range of event ideas from our incredibly vibrant and diverse community. Surprise us!

Look on the dedicated Tuku Festival website for inspiration: https://www.tukuwhakatu.nz/

See video reels from past Tuku events here: https://www.tukuwhakatu.nz/videos

Running your own Tuku 24 Whakatū event

The Tuku 24 Event Host Information Pack has information about the event and funding criteria.

Complete the Event Host/Listing Registration form below once you have your idea and you think it will suit our criteria. You only need to fill in the grant application section of the form if you are asking for financial support.

Alternatively, to support Te Ao Māori ways of working, you can simply reach out to Tom Ransom Arts and Heritage Adviser to book a kanohi ki te kanohi session to discuss your project. See Tom's details in the Contact us section.

Registrations for Tuku 24 Whakatū are open until 5pm 8 January 2024. Grant applicants will be contacted after this date.

Tuku22 Group looking into the distance