Coastal Flows/Coastal Incursions Kōrero

Dunedin Public Art Gallery 30 The Octagon, Dunedin, Dunedin

Vicki Lenihan (Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Ngāi Tahu), creative collaborator in artist Alex Monteith’s current Visiting Artist Project Coastal Flows/Coastal Incursions, will review aspects of the project that she is taking part in and her experiences since her initial involvement. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin Saturday 29 June, 11am. FREE Contact [email protected]       03

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Toi Maruata Workshop and Exhibition

Te Wānanga o Aoteaora 51 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin, Dunedin

Toi Maruata Workshop and Exhibition Delve into Te Ao Māori through mahi toi – art making. Learn about tikanga and the knowledge embedded in raranga weaving, whakairo carving and other media, and share stories of our ancestors in the spirit of the season in this introduction to Toi Maruata lead by Mawera Severn. All material

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Treasured Plants Tour

Botanic Garden Opoho Road, Dunedin

Walk and talk with knowledgeable guides to learn about traditional uses of native plants displayed in the NZ native plant collection. Rua McCallum (Ngāi Tahu) will focus on plants used for the manufacture of textiles. Author Rob Tipa (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) will look at some of the treasured taoka plants used in daily life

FREE

Taonga Puoro Concert

Toitū OSM 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, Dunedin

Alistair Fraser is a leading practitioner who has been working with and playing ngā taonga pūoro for over 18 years. His solo performances have gained wide acclaim and he has just completed his latest album. This concert will focus on some of his more recent work. Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Saturday 29

$15

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Weekend

Flagstaff Community Church 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Sunday Celebration Service People of all faiths are invited to join in our New Year weekend of celebration in which we strengthen our community spirit, give thanks to God for the year that has been, take some time to remember those we have lost and look to the year ahead with some resolve. There will

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Hineraukatauri

Toitū OSM 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, Dunedin

Experience the gift of Māori music! From contemporary to traditional, the Goddess of music Hineraukatauri will resonate through the performances that local musicians share in this special New Year concert. Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Sunday 30 June, 1‒4pm. FREE Contact 03 477 5052      toituosm.com

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Waiata Mai, Waiata Atu

Toitū OSM 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, Dunedin

The Dunedin City Council waiata group will share some of the songs they have been learning since 2002 when they were established as a Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) initiative by the Dunedin Public Library. Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Tuesday 2 July, 11am. FREE Contact 03 477

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Mauri Hauora Workshop & Romiromi Māori Healing Bodywork Sessions

Dunedin City Library 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Dunedin

Mauri Hauora Workshop Tihei mauri ora! The new year brings new beginnings and is a perfect time to release what doesn't enhance your wellbeing. Assess, uplift and strengthen your hauora (holistic health) and sense of self (mana takata) with Ariana Sutton (Kāi Tahu) who shares tools to add to your wellness kete and pass on

$50

Mauri Hauora Workshop & Romiromi Māori Healing Bodywork Sessions

Dunedin City Library 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Dunedin

Romiromi Māori Healing Bodywork Sessions Tihei mauri ora! The new year brings new beginnings and is a perfect time to release what doesn't enhance your wellbeing. Assess, uplift and strengthen your hauora (holistic health) and sense of self (mana takata) with Ariana Sutton (Kāi Tahu) who shares tools to add to your wellness kete and

$50

Whanaukataka Matariki

Valley Project Rooms 258 North Road, North East Valley, Dunedin

Bring your ideas, your reflections and your family! This year, the North East Valley community will join together to share kai and to kōrero over how we celebrate and what our future Matariki Huka Nui may look like. As a community-led organisation, the Valley Project wants you and your whānau involved – all are welcome!

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Hōpua Whakaata Art Collective

The Hub @ Otago Polytechnic HBlock Level 1, 95 Forth Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin

Come celebrate the artistic success of tauira at Te Kura Matatini ki Otago! Join us for the opening of the art exhibition Hōpua Whakaata, as we move into te tau hou with bright eyes and even brighter ideas! Otago Polytechnic Hub – H Block Level 1, 95 Forth Street, North Dunedin Thursday 4 July, 5.30pm.

FREE

Bathgate Park AROHA NUI Festival

Bathgate Park School 213 Macandrew Road South Dunedin, Dunedin

  Celebrate life, learning and togetherness! Come together to reflect on the past, share stories and make plans for the year ahead, remembering to respect and care for our natural world so that our future generations are able to enjoy it, in the way that we are able to. Join the Bathgate Park School Arts

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Ocean Acidification: Own The Streets Exhibition Launch

Herron Hall, Knox Church 1st Floor, 453 George Street, Dunedin

Toitū te marae a Tane-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, Toitū te takata. Celebrate kaitiakitaka and the continuation of the Ōku Moana kaupapa! Join the curator and marine researchers involved in the Art + Ocean project to hear about this new outdoor poster exhibition that will be hitting the streets in Ōtepoti and Ōtautahi during

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CANCELLED: Dunedin Multi-Ethnic Council Community Art Workshop

Toitū OSM 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, Dunedin

Due to bereavement, this event is now cancelled. Join us to create artistic panels that portray Dunedin’s diverse ethnic inclusive culture. These will be used within the wider community Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Saturday 6 July, 10am – 4pm. Gold coin koha – bookings essential Book at the Toitū reception desk

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Harakeke Weaving Workshop

Toitū OSM 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, Dunedin

Join Amber Bridgman (Rabuvai, Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Kāi Tahu) for a fun-filled few hours learning to weave. This is a beginner’s level workshop, so no previous experience is required. Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Saturday 22 June and Saturday 6 July, 11am – 2pm. $10 each – bookings essential Book at the

$10

Wānaka Kanikani AroHā – Regenerative Movement, Connected Communities

Malcam Trust 45 Māori Road, Dunedin

Join Kāi Tahu dancers Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann and Cathy Livermore in a special, inclusive programme enabling greater connections to self within a Te Ao Māori framework through guided movement, kōrero and Māori Mindfulness. If you are a mover or not, this wānaka will wake, shake and free up your mind, body and spirit. Come for the day

$30
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Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars Planetarium Show

Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars explores Māori sky lore, myths and legends relating to the southern night sky. The show tells of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa New Zealand, and highlights New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features. Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin Friday 28

$7 – $10

CANCELLED: Cultural Food Fare

Toitū OSM 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, Dunedin

Due to bereavement, this event is now cancelled. Bring along your favourite ethnic food to be shared as part of a pot luck celebration of cultures. Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Sunday 7 July, 1pm–3pm. FREE Contact 03 477 5052       toituosm.com

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Nocturnal Projections And Other Small Happenings Panel Discussion

Dunedin Public Art Gallery 30 The Octagon, Dunedin, Dunedin

Artists involved in the project join Catherine Cocker, the curator of this event, which is happening in various places around Dunedin City. Featuring Layne Waerea (Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu), creator of the Rear Window work Māori Lane. All welcome. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin Monday 8 July, 12.30–1.30pm. FREE Contact [email protected]       03

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Matariki Makerspace

Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Check out our galleries for inspiration then get stuck into a Matariki-inspired activity at the Makerspace tables. Atrium Level 1, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July, 10am – 5pm. FREE Contact 03 474 7474       otagomuseum.nz

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Mahika Kai

Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

For pre-contact Māori, the best times for the cultivation and harvesting of food were marked by bodies visible in the night sky. The passing of years, seasons and months were signalled by prominent stars and the phases of the moon. Join a Museum Guide and take a closer look at how traditional food and natural

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UKU // UTU

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

Curated by Jesse-James Pickery (Ngā Puhi) and Māia Abraham (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāi Tūhoe), UKU // UTU is a period of wānaka and of exhibition. Investigating uku (clay) as a visual arts medium and giver of life, artists, guests and visitors will collaborate over six weeks of public events that reimagine the structure and function

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Otago Museum – Puaka Matariki Makerspace

Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Puaka Matariki is a time for celebration, reflection, sharing knowledge, and preparing the soil for the next harvest. This colder time is also a great excuse to come to the Makerspace tables and get crafting. Get creative making your own Puaka Planisphere greeting card and a super cool Twirly Whirly. These self-guided, family-friendly activities are

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Manu Aute – Traditional Māori Kite Making Workshop

Toitū OSM 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, Dunedin

Learn about the cultural significance and practices of manu aute with Ngāi Tahu artist Jennifer Duff, and create your own traditional Māori kite. All materials are supplied. There will be a break at 1pm. Join us for this this hands-on event to celebrate Matariki. Saturday 18 July, 11am – 2pm Toitū OSM – Josephine Foyer

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Otago Museum – Puaka Matariki @ OM

Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Long, cold winter nights may seem like the perfect time to stay indoors, but that’s also when our southern skies really shine, so Otago Museum invites you to bundle up and join us outside to celebrate Puaka Matariki! For two evenings, we’ll open up Lab-in-a-Box on the Museum Reserve to share our favourite astronomical stories,

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Otago Museum – Puaka Matariki Gallery Trail

Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Puaka Matariki is a time for celebration, reflection, sharing knowledge, and preparing the soil for the next harvest. This colder time is a great excuse to explore the Museum, wander the galleries, and discover something new. Otago Museum gallery trails are a perfect day out during long school holidays. Take your favourite small person on

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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 and legends relating to the southern night sky. The show is narrated in English and tells the story of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across

$7 – $12
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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 13th – Monday 20th July. Puaka Matariki is a time for us to reflect on life, the physical world, remember the past and our hopes

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Puaka Matariki Community Day at Araiteuru Marae

Araiteuru Marae 24 Shetland Street, Wakari, Dunedin

Araiteuru Marae and Otago Museum bring you an action-packed day of fun for the whole whānau. Learn about the traditions and science of Puaka and Matariki and celebrate the cycling of the seasons: join in StarLab sessions, interactive science demos, a live show of Te Ao Hurihuri, and hāngī! Nau mai, haere mai – everyone

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Kai for Octacan – the spirit of winter giving

Lower Octagon The Octagon, Dunedin

Octacan is the Presbyterian Support Family Works Foodbank major winter food drive – help us re-stock our stores by donating canned and non-perishable food. Our food bank is Dunedin’s busiest and supports many local people through the winter months. This year Octacan is aligned with the rising of the Matariki cluster marking Māori New Year,

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Matariki at Carisbrook School

Carisbrook School 217 South Road, Caversham, Dunedin

Celebrate the season of wānaka and whanaukataka with the hard-working tamariki of Carisbrook School! As part of our Deep Learning project this term, the tamariki will be taking a major role in running this event, which will include various traditional craft activities, cooking and serving kai, performances, and features special seasonal storytelling. Nau mai! All

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Flagstaff Community Church – Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration

Flagstaff Community Church 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Native Planting and Mahi Māra Day Matariki encourages us to gather together and connect with Papatūānuku. Bring your gardening clothes, gumboots and gloves to help with planting, weeding and track building. Stay for BBQ and refreshments after a job well done. School Creek Planting, Puaka Matariki Festival 2019. Credit: Ken Harray    

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Harakeke Weaving Workshop @ DPAG

Dunedin Public Art Gallery 30 The Octagon, Dunedin, Dunedin

Please join us to celebrate the season of Puaka and Matariki in Ōtepoti Dunedin, as we come together for a harakeke weaving workshop. Tutor Zoe Hikairo Morehu (Ngāti Maru ki Hauraki) will guide us through the tikanga of harvesting and using harakeke and the safe use of tools required for weaving. This is a beginner’s

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Matariki Whānau Hui @ DCBC

Dunedin City Baptist Church 19 Main South Road, Concord, Dunedin

Greater Green Island communities and Dunedin City Baptist Church invite Ōtepoti hapori whānui to join our celebration of wānaka and whanaukataka this Māori New Year. Learn about the seasonal tohu and practices, enjoy He Waka Kōtuia and local schools’ kapa haka, try your hand at mahi ā-ringa, join in waiata, visit StarLab and hear about

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The Little Eyes of Matariki: A Winter Happening

Signal Hill Studios 94 Signal Hill Road, Ōpoho, Dunedin

Signal Hill Studios invite NEV locals to join this celestial celebration, beneath the little eyes of Matariki that herald the transition of the New Year. Celebrate the darkness coming into light with illuminations, music, poetry, storytelling and fabric printing. Nau mai, piki mai! Cycle, walk, catch the bus up the hill and bring the whole

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Flagstaff Community Church – Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration

Flagstaff Community Church 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

The Big Lounge Concert Haere mai ki te rūma kōnohete nui! Join us for a winter evening of musical variety and fun, featuring Alpha Delta, Natasha Manowitz, Big in Japan, Flagstaff Community Choir, lantern-making activities for children, and more! Bring your own fish + chips to the ‘lounge meal’; hot drinks will be served throughout

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Matariki Ahuka Nui

Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

In partnership with Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki and Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, the Dunedin City Council and Otago Museum welcome everyone to a community event to celebrate the Māori New Year. Celebrate the dawn rising of Matariki on the Museum Reserve with karakia, and whakamaumahara (remember) those who have passed away, then come inside

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Flagstaff Community Church – Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration

Flagstaff Community Church 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Family Church Service Nau mai, piki mai – join us in welcoming the Māori New Year with family at our whānau service, featuring waiata (song), hīmene (hymn), children activities and stories. Tikanga Wakari, the Wakari School kapa haka will be performing. Stay for kaputī after the celebration. Tikanga Wakari 2019

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Kei Waho i te Kēti | Out the Gate

Community Gallery 20 Princes Street, Dunedin, Dunedin

An exhibition of far out and experimental mahi toi by artists from Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa celebrating the time of Puaka and Matariki, Kei Waho i te Kēti | Out the Gate begins with an evening of live music and light refreshments. Adults and children of all ages are welcome – nau mai, haere mai! Featuring: Moewai

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Matariki at All Saints’

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

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 usual 8am Mass and 10.30am High Mass, there will be four contemplative, candlelit services to mark Māori New Year. Each service will be followed by

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