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

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!

Searching Nature’s Larder

Discover the joy of foraging for food in the green spaces of Dunedin, and how to safely create delicious kai from ingredients found on a nature walk.

Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor

Limited spaces – bookings essential

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!

Backyard Beekeeping

Learn about the ancient tradition of beekeeping, and what’s involved in starting your own backyard honey hive.

Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor

Puaka Matariki 2020 @ Dunedin Public Libraries

This year Dunedin Public Libraries – Kā Kete Wānaka o Ōtepoti is celebrating the start of the Māori New Year with Puaka on Sunday 12th July, then Matariki from Monday 13th – Monday 20th July.

Puaka Matariki is a time for us to reflect on life, the physical world, remember the past and our hopes for the future.

Join us daily on our website and Facebook page as we examine a different star in the Matariki cluster and what significance it has for us in our work in the library.

🌐 Website     👍 Facebook

 

Ngā Whetū:

1.       Puaka 12 July Kia manawanui – Be steadfast
2.       Matariki 13 July Whakarāmemene – Come together
3.       Pōhutukawa 14 July Maumahara – Remember
4.       Waitī 15 July He reo waitī – Harmony
5.       Waitā 16 July Ngākau whakaute – Respect
6.       Waipuna-ā-raki 17 July Whaiwhakaaro – Reflect
7.       Tupuānuku & Tupuāraki 18 July Hauhake – Harvest
8.       Ururaki 19 July Tā te manawa – Breathe
9.       Hiwa-i-te-raki 20 July Tūmanako – Hope