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 June, 6.30pm.
Weekends, Saturday 29 to Sunday 7 July, 11.30am.$10 adult, $7 child (3‒18 years)
Concession offered with ID, combos available for daytime sessions
Tickets available online or from the Otago Museum Shop
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 Ngāi Tahu.
GigCity Living Hub, Ground Floor, Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin
Tuesday 25 June to Sunday 21 July, daily 12.30–1pm and weekdays 5.30–6pm. FREE
Take a trip down memory lane and experience the heyday of Māori show bands!
During Puaka Matariki, Louise Kewene-Doig celebrates Māori popular music of the 1960s with Future Convergence: He Kohinga Pao. A multimedia installation that brings nostalgia, memories and local stories to life, highlights include a daily screening of the 1966 film Don’t Let it Get You, featuring a galaxy of Māori musical stars including Kahurangi Kiri Te Kanawa and Tā Howard Morrison. Lou will also be launching her He Kohinga Pao – Future Convergence a Digital Knowledge Basket of Music app in the space.
Future Convergence: He Kohinga Pa is supported by GigCity Community Fund, Chorus, Urban Dream Brokerage, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and Creative New Zealand.
Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street, Dunedin
Sunday 15 July ‒ Friday 20 July, 1‒4pm; film screening 2pm daily. FREE
App launch: Friday 20 July, 6pm