Puaka Matariki Harakeke Workshop

Join Kāi Tahu multimedia artist and designer Amber Bridgman to celebrate the return of Puaka and Matariki with a harakeke workshop, teaching cultural practices around harvesting, preparing and then learning the basic techniques of weaving.  Tea and coffee provided.

Dunningham Suite 4th Floor Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place Ōtepoti Dunedin

Thursday 30 June, 5‒8pm. $5
Limited spaces, bookings essential. Tickets from library

Contact: library@dcc.govt.nz | 034743690 | dunedinlibraries.govt.nz

 

Māori Legends Exhibition

Nau mai, piki mai!  Celebrate Māori excellence in art and storytelling this winter at the Reed Gallery in a special exhibition curated by Te Kupeka kaimahi from Dunedin Public Library.  See stories brought vividly to life through the lenses of Māori artists who have illustrated these pukapuka from the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, all of which still play an important role in the revitalisation of te reo and the shared identity of Aotearoa.

Reed Gallery 3rd Floor Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place Ōtepoti Dunedin

Opening: Saturday 25 June
Every day until 9 October during library opening hours

Online exhibition reedgallery.co.nz

Contact: library@dcc.govt.nz | 034743690 | dunedinlibraries.govt.nz

Puaka Matariki Storytimes

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 Year.

Story Pit Ground Floor Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place Ōtepoti Dunedin
Thursday 23 June, 10.30am. FREE

Blueskin Bay Public Library, 28 Harvey Street Waitati
Wednesday 29 June, 10.30am. FREE

Waikouaiti Community Library, 192 Main Road Waikouaiti
Friday 1 July, 10.30am. FREE

Contact: library@dcc.govt.nz | 034743690 | dunedinlibraries.govt.nz

Puaka Matariki Lantern Workshop

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 celebrate the Māori New Year and the rising of both Puaka and the Matariki star cluster.

Gig Table Ground Floor Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place Ōtepoti Dunedin

Tuesday 21 June, 4‒8pm. FREE – materials provided

Contact: library@dcc.govt.nz | 034743690 | dunedinlibraries.govt.nz

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

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+ and able to use a sewing needle safely; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Living Hub, Ground Floor

Booking essential as limited spaces.

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

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 essential as limited spaces.

Rob Thorne: Porotiti Mindfulness Meditation

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 also incorporates a sonic meditation made by the porotiti, and take your porotiti home at the end of the session.

These are beginner’s level workshops, so no previous experience is required. Suitable for the entire family; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dunedin Public Libraries, Citywide – check the event listings for addresses

Bookings essential – book online at dunedinlibraries.govt.nz/whats-on/events-calendar

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

Connect with your community in a series of talks and adventures rediscovering traditional pastimes. Nau mai, haere mai – all welcome!

Singsong

Join the North East Valley Ukes for a sing-along. Waiata, traditional tunes or well-known standards – you all know the words! Come and sing for the companionship and joy of singing. And if you have an ukulele, why not bring it along?

Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor

 

Waiata Mai, Waiata Atu

The new year season of Puaka and Matariki is a great time to connect with your community, and waiata are a beautiful and vital form of expression.

Join us to hear the Dunedin City Council Waiata Rōpū sharing a selection of waiata to celebrate the rising of te huihui o Matariki. You are very welcome to sing along, or just sit back and enjoy the music. Song sheets will be available for those who are keen to join in.

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

Connect with your community in a series of talks and adventures rediscovering traditional pastimes. Nau mai, haere mai – all welcome!

Family Board Games

Dungeons and Dragons, Chess, Mokimoki (te reo Māori Scrabble) or bring your own board game, bring the whānau and friends, and connect with other players. Suitable for all ages.

Teen Space

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