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Matairaki Walking Tour

Blue Oyster Art Project Space 16 Dowling Street, Dunedin, Dunedin, Otago

Viewing Puaka and Matariki in the dawn sky requires close observation of the world around us.  For Matairaki, Ōtepoti-based artists Megan Brady, Antony Deaker, Ana Iti, and Moewai Marsh invite

FREE

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

Māori Legends Exhibition

Dunedin City Library 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Dunedin

Nau mai, piki mai!  Celebrate Māori excellence in art and storytelling this winter at the Reed Gallery in a special exhibition curated by Te Kupeka kaimahi from Dunedin Public Library. 

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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Kōrero with Kiringāua

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

Listen to talented and knowledgeable rakatahi Kiringāua Cassidy share stories of his iwi and the legends of this land, including kōrero about the formation of Te Wai Pounamu, the creation

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

Heavenly Bodies

Dunedin Town Hall 200 Moray Place, Dunedin

To celebrate Māori New Year David Burchell, Dunedin City Organist plays Norma our beloved centenarian Town Hall Organ in this sparkling showcase of music with a starry theme for Matariki,

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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

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Puaka Matariki Storytimes

Dunedin City Library 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Dunedin

Nau mai, haere mai e te whānau!  Join us for a special Puaka Matariki Storytime with waiata and bilingual stories to celebrate Te Tau Hou Māori – the Māori New

FREE
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Hine Downtown

Lower Octagon The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago

Join Kāi Tahu performance artist Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann embodying Hineahuone and kā atua atu on an exploration of downtown Ōtepoti through movement, text and taoka puoro, featuring sound by Salvador Brown.

$18

Puaka Matariki Harakeke Workshop

Dunedin City Library 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Dunedin

Join Kāi Tahu multimedia artist and designer Amber Bridgman to celebrate the return of Puaka and Matariki with a harakeke workshop, teaching cultural practices around harvesting, preparing and then learning

$5

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

StarJam

Te Whare o Rukutia 20 Princes Street, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Celebrate Te Tau Hou Māori and the potential in everybody!  StarJam supports rakatahi with disabilities across Aotearoa to unleash their creativity and connect with their peers through the magic of

$5

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Kaputī with a Brainiac

Te Whare o Rukutia 20 Princes Street, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Join eminent Māori neuroscience and mental health experts for a kaputī and kōrero about our precious and often mind-boggling central processing organs.  Hear about their specialist interests, bring your pātai

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Making twine using plant materials

Tunnel House @ Otago Polytechnic 100 Anzac Avenue, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

By connecting with our environment and using what is around us we can sustainably create what we need, when we need it.  At either of these two hands-on wānaka, learn

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Restorying Tinana

Te Whare o Rukutia 20 Princes Street, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann (Kāi Tahu) leads a physical workshop focused on embodying stories of Te Taiao and Te Ao Māori, embedded within our anatomy.  She combines practices of dance, theatre, somatics

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Matariki GLOW SHOW 2022

Regent Theatre 17 The Octagon, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

The MATARIKI GLOW SHOW is back with an all-new, giant-scale puppet show for tamariki, educators and whānau.  The Glow Show’s magical glow-in-the-dark characters will celebrate their first-ever Matariki holiday with

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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

Celebrating Matariki – Whakanuia Matariki

Dunedin Town Hall 200 Moray Place, Dunedin

Nau mai, whakaroko mai!  Get the whānau together to celebrate Matariki with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra Te Tira Pūoro o Ōtepoti, joined by Ariana Tikao performing compelling waiata exploring her

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Whare Pūrākau  – House of Stories

Te Whare o Rukutia 20 Princes Street, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Tāmati Patuwai (Ngāti Whātua, Te Kawerau ā Maki, Te Tāou) of Mad Ave Community Trust will facilitate an interactive workshop looking at how storytelling can restore and transform communities. No

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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

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