Toi Matapihi Window Exhibition

Studio2 & Margaret Freeman Gallery 147 Hillside Road, South Dunedin, Dunedin

Re-joining our midwinter celebration of wānaka and whanaukataka, Studio2’s local artists with disabilities will mark the festive season of Puaka and Matariki in the window of the Margaret Freeman Gallery,

Puaka Matariki Storytime Under The Stars

Tūhura Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Come and snuggle on a beanbag under our gallery stars and listen to our storyteller read a selection of beautiful Matariki books for tamariki.  All ages. Southern Land Southern People

FREE

Ko te Hokinga o ngā Kahurangi

Araiteuru Marae 24 Shetland Street, Wakari, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Araiteuru Marae Council and kaimahi invite whānui to whakatau a special space in our wharenui dedicated to upholding the whakaahua of our tūpuna.  Come together to reflect, honour and celebrate

FREE

Popoia te Kakano – Seed Bomb and Planting Workshop

Takiharuru Pilot’s Beach Reserve 1260 Harington Point Road, Pukekura Taiaroa Head, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Wrap up warm and bring the whānau along to join The Pukekura Trust in an uplifting day of whenua-tending.  Spend the morning planting seedlings and making seed bombs, then enjoy

FREE
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Waiata with Tenaya Brown

Tūhura Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Listen to the beautiful voice of accomplished Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti vocalist Tenaya Brown.  A graduate of the University of Otago’s Contemporary Music programme, Tenaya will be singing waiata Māori in this

FREE
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Puaka Matariki Makerspace

Tūhura Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Join us at our famous holiday Makerspace for some special Matariki-themed crafts.  Make and decorate a pūrerehua (bullroarer) or fold and decorate an origami wishing star.  All materials provided.  All

FREE
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Catch Your Kai Game

Tūhura Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Toddlers, little children and parents will love this throw-and-catch game.  Try to catch a wobbly creature in your net – you will find it hard to stop once you’ve started!

FREE
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Interactive Poi Workshop

Tūhura Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Come along and learn the rhythmic fundamentals of poi movement.  Build your skills and learn contemporary tricks and techniques.  Suitable for ages 5 and over – under 14s must be

FREE
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Tītī Tōrea Game

Tūhura Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Try out tītī tōrea, a traditional stick game played across Moananui-a-Kiwa.  Join one of our Kāi Tahu Kaiārahi who will get you started and guide you.  This game tests hand-eye

FREE
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Puaka Matariki at All Saints’

All Saints’ Anglican Church 786 Cumberland Street, Ōtepoti Raki North Dunedin, Otago

Whatever your faith, wherever you are on your faith journey, you are welcome at all events and services at All Saints’. On the Sundays of midwinter, in addition to the

Aro Wānaka and Concert

Puketeraki Marae 520 Apes Road, Karitane, Otago

Aro is husband and wife Charles (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Te Ata, Te Ati Awa) and Emily Looker. The bilingual duo share a passion for the power of language and

FREE

Aro Wānaka and Concert

Araiteuru Marae 24 Shetland Street, Wakari, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Aro is husband and wife Charles (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Te Ata, Te Ati Awa) and Emily Looker. The bilingual duo share a passion for the power of language and

FREE

Waitati School Puaka Matariki Lantern Parade

Waitati School 1121 Mount Cargill Road Waitati, Ōtepoti, Otago

Nau mai, haere mai ki te hāpori Waitete!  Welcome the midwinter Māori New Year with Waitati School at their annual community lantern parade and hāngī.  BYO cup, plate, kai utensils, and long lighters.  Dress for the weather! Waitati School, 1121 Mount Cargill Road Waitati Thursday 7 July, 5.30PM.  FREE RSVP for catering numbers Contact: 034822888

FREE
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