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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

FREE

Puaka + Matariki Gallery Trail

Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Explore the significance of Puaka and meet Te Iwa o Matariki – the nine stars of the Matariki cluster – in our newest gallery trail.

FREE

Te Wā o Puaka me Matariki i Te Uare Taoka o Hākena

Hocken Library 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin, Dunedin

The Hocken celebrates the Māori New Year with a foyer display showcasing Collections material related to the season of Puaka and Matariki. Nau mai, haere mai – everyone is welcome!

FREE
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Celebrate Māori New Year @ Toitū

Toitū OSM 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, Dunedin

Raranga Workshops Explore the Māori art form of raranga (weaving). Whether you’re new to weaving or are looking for an opportunity to further develop your practice, this programme offers a

$20
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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

FREE
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Matariki @ Te Pā 

Puketeraki Marae 520 Apes Road, Karitane

Feeling a bit shy about learning traditional Māori tikanga? Celebrating the past, building relationships and sharing collective Matariki experiences and knowledge together as whānau and community, for whānau and community

KOHA

Midwinter Makerspace

Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Celebrate Māori New Year by crafting your own origami Hiwa-i-te-raki wishing star, or make a Matariki shadow card, take it home and shine a torch through it to see the

FREE

Ki-O-Rahi!

Alhambra-Union Rugby Football Club 541 Great King Street, Dunedin

A workshop showcasing the traditional Māori game Ki-o-rahi. This event is presented by the New Zealand International Science Festival. Bookings essential – book online at scifest.org.nz/programme/ki-o-rahi

FREE
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Storytime Under The Moon

Hanover Hall 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin

Come and enjoy a half hour of moon-themed children's stories read by the University Book Shop storyteller while sitting underneath the magical moon installation at Hanover Hall, followed by an

$3 – $5

Our Moon: Then, Now & Beyond

Hanover Hall 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin

Explore the moon’s past, present, and future in this out-of-this-world experience where you can enter the orbit of our spectacular moon. This event is presented by the New Zealand International

$3 – $5

Celebrate Māori New Year @ Toitū

Toitū OSM 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, Dunedin

Raranga Workshops Explore the Māori art form of raranga (weaving). Whether you’re new to weaving or are looking for an opportunity to further develop your practice, this programme offers a

$20
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Rob Thorne: Porotiti Mindfulness Meditation

Dunedin City Library 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Dunedin

Taoka Puoro Workshops and Performance Workshops Take a moment with taoka puoro composer, performer and anthropologist Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) to learn about traditional Māori musical instruments (taoka puoro), and

KOHA
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Yoga Under The Matariki Moon

Hanover Hall 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin

Celebrate Matariki with blissful nourishing yoga under the Full Moon at Hanover Hall. Explore the divination of Matariki in movement and meditation and set your flow of grace for the

$20
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Tūhura Taster at the Golden Centre

Golden Centre Mall 251 George Street, Dunedin

Puaka and Matariki are rising – have you seen them? Come by Otago Museum’s pop-up at the Golden Centre to learn how to find them, what they mean for us here on Earth, and what they can tell us about the

FREE
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Matariki at Olveston

Olveston Historic Home 42 Royal Terrace, Dunedin

Bring the whānau and be transported through the ages on a musical odyssey into the heart of Matariki!  Ake Ake Theatre Company present a magical hour of music and storytelling

KOHA

Rob Thorne: Porotiti Mindfulness Meditation

Upper Octagon The Octagon, Dunedin

Taoka Puoro Workshops and Performance Public Performance Bring your porotiti to join Rob in the Upper Octagon for a mass performance of porotiti meditation – what a peaceful start to the

FREE

Rob Thorne: Porotiti Mindfulness Meditation

Upper Octagon The Octagon, Dunedin

Taoka Puoro Workshops and Performance Public Performance Bring your porotiti to join Rob in the Upper Octagon for a mass performance of porotiti meditation – what a peaceful start to the

FREE

Kōrero Te Marama | Talks About the Moon

Hanover Hall 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin

Join mātauraka Māori exponents Victoria Campbell and Brendan Flack under Te Marama, the moon, for engaging kōrero to conclude the 2021 NZISF. This event is presented by the New Zealand

$3 – $5