Nāu mai, hāere mai, tēnā koutou katoa - welcome and greetings to you all!
It is my pleasure to send you a welcome message from Aotearoa New Zealand and extend an invitation to join us in the 13thWorld Choir Games in 2024.
On behalf of all New Zealanders, I hope you enjoy your time in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, and can explore more of our beautiful country.
We take great pride in hosting international events, and it is a privilege to invite the people of the world to our land.
We want your time here to be as memorable as possible. We encourage you to explore our breath-taking landscapes and embrace our manaakitanga - hospitality.
There are countless destinations across the North and South Islands, and even some of our smaller offshore islands. Take your time to experience our unique wildlife and forests, our mountains, farming plains, geothermal regions, fiords, glaciers and lakes, and our dramatic windswept coastlines. If you feel like you are in a giant film set, it is because you are. Learn more about our rich Māori culture, especially its wide traditions of waiata – songs. Enjoy our wonderful food and experience the friendliness of locals. There is something for everyone!
I wish you all the best of luck competing in the World Choir Games.
Ngā mihi nui
Hon Stuart Nash