Matariki @ Te Pā 

Feeling a bit shy about learning traditional Māori tikanga? Celebrating the past, building relationships and sharing collective Matariki experiences and knowledge together as whānau and community, for whānau and community – it’s the perfect time to join in wānaka (learning) with Ngā Whetū Ātaahua at beautiful Karitane.

From gaining confidence in marae protocols, to testing your skills in traditional Māori games and understanding the art of hāngī prep, there’s much to make, see and do! Whatever your confidence level, nau mai, haere mai ki te pā!

All activities are free; a koha for kai will be greatly appreciated.

Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 July activities will be at Puketeraki Marae; Wednesday 15 July activities will be held at the East Otago Events Centre, 203 Main Road, Waikouaiti.

Limited numbers, bookings recommended!

Download your own copy of the week’s schedule here Matariki @ Te Pā Overview

… and see the Facebook event for booking information 🌟

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

Matariki Ahuka Nui

In partnership with Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki and Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, the Dunedin City Council and Otago Museum welcome everyone to a community event to celebrate the Māori New Year.

Celebrate the dawn rising of Matariki on the Museum Reserve with karakia, and whakamaumahara (remember) those who have passed away, then come inside for kōrero and waiata. The ceremony finishes with kai-o-te-ata, a community breakfast prepared by the Otago Museum Café. Be sure to wrap up warm and bring an umbrella in case of rain.

Then from 9am, enjoy an indoor community fun day that features a range of performances and activities for the whole whānau, including kapa haka; workshops; crafts, like making own wishing candle; storytelling brought to you by UBS, and much more!

Nau mai, haere mai – everyone is welcome.

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Weekend

Friday Whare Rangatahi Youth Club

People of all faiths are invited to join in our New Year weekend of celebration in which we strengthen our community spirit, give thanks to God for the year that has been, take some time to remember those we have lost and look to the year ahead with some resolve. There will be waiata, hīmene, kapa haka, kōrero, hands-on activities, and fun! Kaputī follows all events. Haere mai tātou!

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Friday 28 June, 7‒8.30pm: Whare Rangatahi youth club. FREE

Saturday 29 June, 10am ‒ 3pm: Waiata workshop; 1‒3pm: Native tree planting. FREE

Sunday 30 June, 9.30am: Celebration Service. FREE

Contact  [email protected]           027 356 9200