Events

Public gatherings were not hosted by the Dunedin Puaka Matariki Festival this year. You can navigate your way to our virtual events via the Menu panel on our homepage.


PMF on INSTAGRAM
During the Festival, rising super nova 🌞 E-Kare guest curated two digital Toi Māori projects on Instagram.
On the Puaka Matariki Festival Instagram feed @puakamatariki there’s Kōrero Mai,
a series of conversations about art, life and Te Ao Māori.
Meanwhile over on @e_kare777 there’s KAUMINGOMINGO,
featuring artists focusing on making artistic sense of the chaotic last 12 months.
#PuakaMatarikiFestival #ToiMāori #instatakeover #KōreroMai #māoriart #kaumingomingo


Below you will find programmes held by and at cultural institutions across the motu. Contact those institutions directly if you have any pātai.


PMF at DPAG online

[Ki runga] Tumai Cassidy (Kāi Tahu, Ngā Puhi, Te Āti Awa) reads Ngā Whetū Matariki i Whānakotia – The Stolen Stars of Matariki, written by Miriama Kamo (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga) and illustrated by Zak Waipara (Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngāti Kahungunu).

[Ki raro] In this special [email protected] video, Gallery Educator Jen Boland demonstrates how to make a simple kite for Matariki.


[Ki runga] 🎧🌐 Experience this mīharo exploration of our Moana featuring the mahi toi rerehiko of kā whanuaka mōhio Rachael Rakena, Louise Pōtiki Bryant and Cathy Livermore amongst a kāhui of Aotearoa’s brightest ringatoi Māori me Tākata Moananui-a-Kiwa ✨🌟
Presented by Wellington City Council and Storybox


Taunaha Whenua – Naming the Land



Ngā Taonga Tumu Whakarae Honiana Love (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngā Ruahinerangi) gave this extremely popular oral history of place names used by mana whenua for the Wellington region. Coinciding with Matariki and a time of reflection, this kōrero to a packed auditorium resonated with an increasing interest in traditional place names. “There’s been a resurgence”, Love said, “with old names coming out of the landscape”.
Watch the presentation here.
Presented in partnership with the National Library of New Zealand and Wellington City Libraries.


If you chose to participate in any of the listed activities, please keep tikaka akuaku foremost in your thoughts:
STAY HOME IF YOU ARE UNWELL
and think about who you could unwittingly carrying the virus to afterwards.

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

Latest Past Events

Puaka Matariki 2020 @ Dunedin Public Libraries

Dunedin City Library 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Dunedin

This year Dunedin Public Libraries – Kā Kete Wānaka o Ōtepoti is celebrating the start of the Māori New Year with Puaka on Sunday 12th July, then Matariki from Monday

FREE

Puaka Matariki 2020 @ Dunedin Public Libraries

Dunedin City Library 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Dunedin

This year Dunedin Public Libraries – Kā Kete Wānaka o Ōtepoti is celebrating the start of the Māori New Year with Puaka on Sunday 12th July, then Matariki from Monday

FREE

Otago Museum – Light of the Stars: Mārama ā-Whetū

Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Planetarium Show Celebrate the Puaka Matariki Festival with a visit to the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium for the film Light of the Stars: Mārama ā-Whetū, which explores Māori sky lore, myths

$7 – $12