Bathgate Park AROHA NUI Festival


Celebrate life, learning and togetherness! Come together to reflect on the past, share stories and make plans for the year ahead, remembering to respect and care for our natural world so that our future generations are able to enjoy it, in the way that we are able to.

Join the Bathgate Park School Arts Team in the school hall for karakia followed by an evening of kai and luminary local entertainment. Nau mai, haere mai!

Bathgate Park School, 213 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin

Thursday 4 July, 5.30‒9pm. Koha

Contact [email protected]     03 455 3421

Matariki Huka Nui

Roslyn Njenhuis photography

For the sixth year running, the North East Valley community will join together for shared kai and conversation as we enjoy a hāngī in celebration of the season.

The whakataukī or proverb “Matariki huka nui” means “Pleiades has many companions” – this event will bring many people together to celebrate the strengths, the joy and the aroha within our community, creating new connections and strengthening relationships. All are welcome!

Matariki Huka Nui is supported by Auahi Kore.

Ngā Maara Hall, Sacred Heart School, 63 North Road, North East Valley

Saturday 28 July, 2‒9pm. Koha

Ticket required – collect from the Valley Project Community Rooms, 262 North Road, North East Valley, Tuesday 3 July ‒ Friday 6 July and Tuesday 24 July ‒ Friday 27 July, 9am‒4pm

Ticket numbers are limited!

Contact [email protected]           027 300 8800

Pact Matariki Celebrations

The Apartment, Te Whare and Link Centre clients, tāngata whaiora and support staff from across Dunedin and Balclutha will celebrate Puaka Matariki with a fun-filled day. It will include flax weaving, kapa haka including a performance from Wairua Pūhou, and hākari of hāngī, fried bread and pudding. Poetry readings from tāngata whaiora and music by the Pact staff band will keep us entertained. Grab a mic and join in! We will open with karakia and local kaumātua will also present a Puaka Matariki kōrero.

174 Princes Street (access via 35 Dowling Street), Dunedin

Wednesday 11 July, 9am ‒ 4pm. FREE ‒ confirm your attendance with Michelle.

Contact [email protected]