The purpose of the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is to deliver an annual arts event to showcase the Festival venue (Hamilton Gardens) which engages with all residents and visitors to deliver the broad range of social benefits that association with the arts offers, to drive improved community outcomes. Introducing the MAHI AROHA PROGRAMME. Mahi Aroha is work done of one's own free will, unpaid and for the common good. The Mahi Aroha Programme provides an opportunity to develop lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with Hamilton and Waikato residents and visitors to deliver positive community outcomes. Members of the Mahi Aroha Programme are welcomed to a big family of supporters who enjoy the arts and love being part of something that benefits everyone who lives here! member benefits include discounted | free | special access show tickets, discounts from a range of local suppliers the opportunity to provide feedback about the Mahi Aroha Programme to shape your future, access to training and development resources, access to Festival artists and talent, the chance to learn new skills and many more. Join us today!