Participation in Waitangi Day
At the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Aotearoa New Zealand, Ambassador Abdulhadi and Mrs Zeina Abdulhadi travelled to the Bay of Islands to participate in Waitangi Day, considered the National Day of Aotearoa New Zealand, marking the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
This occasion was an opportunity to learn more about the history of Māori, the indigenous people of the land, and to gain a greater understanding of Māori perspectives, culture and lived experiences. It was also an opportunity to learn more about the Treaty of Waitangi, an agreement signed between Māori Chiefs and the British Crown in 1840.
Among the various activities organised in honour of Waitangi Day was a lunch hosted by HE the Rt Hon Dame Cindy Kiro, Governor General of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Additionally, Ambassador Abdulhadi had the opportunity to meet the newly appointed Prime Minster of Aotearoa New Zealand, Mr Chris Hipkins.
Activities to commemorate Waitangi Day
The arrival of HE the Rt Hon Dame Cindy Kiro, Governor General of Aotearoa New Zealand
Ambassador Abdulhadi meeting Prime Minster of Aotearoa New Zealand, Mr Chris Hipkins