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 range of project-based tasks to learn about the cultural practices of toi (arts) with master weaver Amber Bridgman. All materials supplied. Introductory Workshop: Join Amber

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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 range of project-based tasks to learn about the cultural practices of toi (arts) with master weaver Amber Bridgman. All materials supplied. Intermediate Workshops: Build on

$20
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Tūhura Taster at the Golden Centre

Golden Centre Mall 251 George Street, Dunedin, Otago

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 life cycles of stars. This event is presented by the New Zealand International Science Festival.

FREE

Mai i Te Pō ki Te Ao Mārama | From Darkness into Light

Otago Pioneer Women's Memorial Building 362 Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago

Kei Te Pai Press launches its 2021 “Re-imagining the future" journal, Mai i te pō ki te ao mārama at this year's Puaka Matariki Festival, connecting the volume's theme – from darkness into the light – to the season’s spirit of renewal and new beginnings. Featuring some of Aotearoa New Zealand's leading artists and writers,

FREE
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Yoga Under The Matariki Moon

Hanover Hall 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin, Otago

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 day and for a sparkling New Year, with Jessica Latton from the Dunedin Yoga Studio. Completely new to yoga? This is the perfect time to

$20
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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

FREE

Puaka Matariki Festival @ City Library: The lost art of…

Dunedin City Library 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Dunedin

Connect with your community in a series of talks and adventures rediscovering traditional pastimes. Nau mai, haere mai – all welcome! Hand sewing: Stitch Kitchen’s community art for teens Make a statement with our patches collage and stitch them to your favourite tee or tote bag. All materials provided. Rakatahi aged 13‒18. Teen Space Booking

FREE

Rob Thorne: Porotiti Mindfulness Meditation at Araiteuru Marae

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

Taoka Puoro Workshops and Performance Workshop Take a moment with taoka puoro composer, performer and anthropologist Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) to learn about traditional Māori musical instruments (taoka puoro), and how to play the porotiti – a spun instrument used in respiratory system healing. Learn and achieve both a moving and a breathing meditation that

FREE
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Matariki @ Te Pā 

Puketeraki Marae 520 Apes Road, Karitane, Otago

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 – it’s the perfect time to join in wānaka (learning) with Ngā Whetū Ātaahua at beautiful Karitane. From gaining confidence in marae protocols, to testing

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Puaka Matariki Festival @ City Library: The lost art of…

Dunedin City Library 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Dunedin

Connect with your community in a series of talks and adventures rediscovering traditional pastimes. Nau mai, haere mai – all welcome! Hand sewing: Stitch Kitchen’s community art for all the whānau Make a statement with our patches collage and stitch them to your favourite tee or tote bag. All materials provided. Suitable for ages 8+

FREE
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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 how to play the porotiti – a spun instrument used in respiratory system healing. Learn and achieve both a moving and a breathing meditation that

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Matariki at Olveston

Olveston Historic Home 42 Royal Terrace, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

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 followed by hot chocolate in the Great Hall at Olveston Historic Home. Directed by Jessica Latton and featuring Sydney Manowitz on violin, Kerian Varaine on

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Rob Thorne: Porotiti Mindfulness Meditation

Upper Octagon The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago

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 rest of the year! Nau mai, tauti mai – everyone is welcome to come along to enjoy the experience. McMillan Stand, Upper Octagon, Ōtepoti Dunedin

FREE

Rob Thorne: Porotiti Mindfulness Meditation

Upper Octagon The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago

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 rest of the year! Nau mai, tauti mai – everyone is welcome to come along to enjoy the experience. McMillan Stand  

FREE
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Storytime Under The Moon

Hanover Hall 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin, Otago

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 easy craft activity to take home with you. Suitable for all ages. Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult; under-2s are free ✨ This event

$3 – $5

Kōrero Te Marama | Talks About the Moon

Hanover Hall 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin, Otago

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

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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

Volunteer Expo

Wall Street Mall 211 George Street, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Ever thought about paying forward your skills to help others?  Come join us at Volunteer Expo!  Volunteering is one of the best ways to connect with people and share your

Puaka Matariki Lantern Workshop

Dunedin City Library 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Dunedin

Welcome the return of Puaka and Matariki as Rose Shepard teaches us the art of making lanterns.  Decorate your lanterns, made from biodegradable materials, with Te Iwa o Matariki to

He kōrero wheriko – A Glittering Story

Dunedin Public Art Gallery 30 The Octagon, Dunedin, Dunedin, Otago

Join Waiariki Parata-Taiapa, our special guest kaikōrero as he shares stories of Puaka and Matariki under the glittering canopy of The Golden Bearing (2014) – a majestic sculpture by leading

FREE

Kura Whakaohorahi Puaka Matariki Whanaukataka

Broad Bay School 4 Roebuck Rise Whakaohorahi Broad Bay, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

Put down your devices, bring your best table talk and showcase your fair play at our family friendly cards and board games competition!  Celebrating the season of reflection and goal-setting,

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Cancelled: Tūraka

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

Auē!  Sorry to be announcing the last minute cancellation of Tūraka at OP.  Next year, nē? In the heart of campus, at the centre of Te Punaka Ōwheo’s whakaaturaka Matariki

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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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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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Malcam Trust 45 Māori Road, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

In celebration of Matariki, Aukaha are pleased to host a festive evening focusing on wellbeing, connection and gratitude.  Join in with special guests, entertainment including kapa haka, Zumba, mau rakau,

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Make a Wishing Candle

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

Come upstairs after the Matariki Ahuka Nui dawn ceremony and make a beeswax wishing candle.  All materials provided.  Suitable for ages 5 and over – under 14s must be accompanied

FREE

Matariki at Olveston

Olveston Historic Home 42 Royal Terrace, Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago

To celebrate the very first Matariki public holiday, Olveston Historic Home is opening its doors for our community to enjoy.  Olveston was donated to the city by the Theomin whānau,

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Taoka Puoro – Māori Musical Instruments

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

Join ethnomusicologist Dr Jennifer Cattermole in this show-and-tell that guides you through taoka puoro and discover how to play instruments crafted from things found in nature.  All ages. Tāngata Whenua

FREE

Solar Telescopes on the Museum Reserve

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

The Dunedin Astronomical Society are outside Tūhura Otago Museum on the Reserve with solar telescopes.  Come and take a look for yourself at the massive flares and sunspots of Tamanuiterā,

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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!

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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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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

Ad Parnassum – Purapurawhetū Film Screening

Dunedin Public Art Gallery 30 The Octagon, Dunedin, Dunedin, Otago

Good Company Arts brings together Pacific and Mediterranean influences through film.  Dancers become part of a shared visual and sculptural language.  Music drives the total work which carries human figures

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Re:In:Act | Tuturoroa 

Toitū OSM 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, Dunedin

In this special gallery performance, the overlooked corners, layers and pockets of history are brought alive by noted local artists.  For the Puaka Matariki Festival, Jessica Latton and Moana Wesley

FREE

Open Mic Night @ Araiteuru Marae

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

Nāia!  Join in the welcome return of this long-standing and much-loved community musical showcase and celebrate the season through song.  Nau mai te whiwhita – bring your guitar, bring your

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