Port Chalmers School Matariki Breakfast

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

Friday 28 June, 7.30‒9am. FREE

Contact [email protected]          03 472 8685            portchalmers.school.nz


Te Maingo O Hiwaiterangi – Marae Idol

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

Thursday 27 June, 6‒9.30pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]           027 555 5522

Toi Maruata Workshop and Exhibition

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 are provided. Saturday includes an exhibition of the beautiful mahi produced by our students.

Te Wānanga o Aoteraoa, 51 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin

Thursday 27 June, 10am – 12pm and Saturday 29 June, 1– 3pm. FREE

Age 16+; places limited – register ahead

Contact [email protected]           03 353 6560            twoa.ac.nz

Under The Southern Stars Art Exhibition

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

Contact [email protected]     03 474 5949        facebook.com/MargaretFreemanGalleryAndStudio2

Taonga Species: NZ Natives

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

Sunday 23 June, 3pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]       03 474 3249

Harakeke Weaving Workshop

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 Toitū reception desk or by telephone

Contact 03 477 5052       toituosm.com