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

Taonga Species: NZ Natives

Dunedin Public Art Gallery 30 The Octagon, Dunedin, Dunedin

Rob Tipa (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu), author of Treasures of Tane: Plants of Ngāi Tahu will talk about plants associated with arts practice, and Rua McCallum (Ngāi Tahu) from Toitū Otago Settlers Museum will talk about plants used in the manufacture of material culture. There will also be some examples of artefacts made from plants

FREE

A celebration of living Ngāi Tahutanga: free film screenings for the festival of Puaka Matariki

Dunedin City Library 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Dunedin

Throughout the season, Dunedin City Library will have the honour of screening the Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai and Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu series of short films, celebrating what it is to be Ngāi Tahu in an exploration of the creative artistry and traditional practices of the iwi. Brought to you by Te Rūnanga o

FREE

Under The Southern Stars Art Exhibition

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

Everyone is invited to visit this immersive exhibition exploring the legendary stars of Matariki, the different star’s roles, and how each can positively strengthen our diverse communities with simple themes of inclusion, support, kindness and celebration. Studio2 & Margaret Freeman Gallery, 147 Hillside Road, South Dunedin Tuesday 25 June to Saturday 6 July, 9am ‒

FREE

Teaching and Learning in The Dark

Hocken Library 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin, Dunedin

Nau mai, haere mai! Everyone is warmly invited to a kōrero from Dr Karyn Paringatai on her innovative award-winning teaching pedagogy, Teaching and Learning in the Dark. Come along and learn a short waiata and experience learning in the dark for yourself! All welcome for kaputī prior to the kōrero. Hocken Library Seminar Room |

FREE

Pīata Mai Festival

Community Gallery 20 Princes Street, Dunedin, Dunedin

Creative Natives Aotearoa presents a stellar gathering of Māori artists, designers, creatives and entrepreneurs in the heart of the city. Join in this shining celebration of mahi toi, kai and kōrero and share the light of this season of wānaka and whanaukataka. Haumi e, Hui e, Taiki e! Pīata Mai Festival is supported by Auahi

Elmgrove Puaka Matariki Celebration

Elmgrove Primary School 74 Argyle Street, Mosgiel, Dunedin

Friends and whānau are invited to join in Elmgrove Puaka Matariki celebrations with delicious soup and bread made by our children and community, and with waiata and kōrero in our school hall, then in a turn around the block on a lantern parade under the stars. Nau mai, haere mai! Elmgrove Primary School, 74 Argyle

FREE

Toi Maruata Workshop and Exhibition

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

Toi Maruata Workshop 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 and resources

FREE

Te Maingo O Hiwaiterangi – Marae Idol

Te Roopū Tautoko Ki Te Tonga 6 Wolseley Street, Dunedin

New name, new venue, but same āhuareka! Te Roopū Tautoko Ki Te Tonga is proud to again host the Puaka Matariki Festival’s longest burning star event. Grab the team, grab the guitar, and sing in the Māori New Year. Nau mai, haere mai, puoro mai te whānau o Araiteuru – everyone is welcome! This is

FREE

Port Chalmers School Matariki Breakfast

Port Chalmers School 30a Albertson Avenue, Port Chalmers, Dunedin

Our school Whānau Hui group invites the Port Chalmers School learning community and their whānau join in a breakfast celebration of the Māori New Year, to share the stories of Koputai and the season, and witness the unveiling of our new banners which will make visible our values of ako, whanaukataka and manaakitaka. Hui e!

FREE

Brockville School Matariki Breakfast

Brockville School Hall 263 Brockville Road, Brockville, Dunedin

Piki mai, tautimai! Brockville School invites their community to join in celebrating Puaka Matariki beginning with karakia and waiata, then kapa haka, shared kai and company, and learning about the stars of the season. Brockville School Hall, 263 Brockville Road, Brockville Friday 28 June, 8.30am. FREE Contact [email protected]         03 476 3717

FREE

Māori Hill School Matariki Celebration

Māori Hill School 9 Passmore Crescent, Māori Hill, Dunedin

Following a day spent in wānaka learning kōrero, waiata, toi Māori, kapa hapa and mahi kai, Māori Hill School children will share their learning and creations at a special sharing time for whānau and our community. Nau mai, piki mai! Māori Hill School, 9 Passmore Crescent, Māori Hill Friday 28 June, 9.30am ‒ 12.40pm. FREE

FREE

Carisbrook School Matariki With Whānau

Carisbrook School 217 South Road, Caversham, Dunedin

Carisbrook School invites you to celebrate the Māori New Year together, learning about poi making, creating manu tukutuku, making putiputi harakeke, and much more. We encourage all ages and all backgrounds to be a part of this special whānau event. Tautimai! Carrisbrook School Hall, 217 South Road, Caversham Friday 28 June, 5.30‒7.30pm. FREE Contac   

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

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Weekend

Flagstaff Community Church 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Friday Whare Rangatahi Youth Club 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.

FREE

Te Tiaki Takoa Pepa Wānaka: Caring for your whānau collections

Hocken Library 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin, Dunedin

Nau mai! Whānau are warmly invited to join Vicki-Anne Heikell (Te Whānau-a Apanui), Alexander Turnbull Library Field Conservator, for a workshop on caring for your own iwi photographs and documents. Vicki-Anne is a paper conservator who advises on preservation of documentary heritage collections for iwi organisations, hapū and marae-based collections. Bring along a small item

FREE

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Weekend

Flagstaff Community Church 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Saturday Waiata Workshop and Native Tree Planting 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

FREE

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

FREE

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

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

FREE

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

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

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

FREE

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

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

FREE

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

FREE

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

FREE

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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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

KOHA

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

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

FREE

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

FREE

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

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

FREE

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

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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