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!
Port Chalmers School Hall, 30a Albertson Avenue, Port Chalmers
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 a smoke free and alcohol and drug free event.
Te Roopū Tauoko Ki Te Tonga, 6 Wolseley Street, Dunedin
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 are provided. Saturday includes an exhibition of the beautiful mahi produced by our students.
Te Wānanga o Aoteraoa, 51 Macandrew Road, South 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 ‒ 12pm, 1‒4pm. FREE
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 fibre and materials available.
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin