Whare Pūrākau  – House of Stories

Tāmati Patuwai (Ngāti Whātua, Te Kawerau ā Maki, Te Tāou) of Mad Ave Community Trust will facilitate an interactive workshop looking at how storytelling can restore and transform communities.

No previous experience needed, all bodies welcome.  Please bring comfortable, warm clothing, a drink bottle and anything else that you need in order to participate fully and with ease.

Te Whare o Rukutia, 20 Princes Street Ōtepoti Dunedin

Sunday 3 July, 10am ‒ 12pm. FREE
Please register at bit.ly/3QfATYl

Contact: h-j@prospectpark.co.nz | 0273571488 |  fb.me/e/3fS58piDL

Flagstaff Community Church – Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration

Pepeha Workshop

Pepeha are a way of introducing yourself in te reo Māori, naming the people and places that are important to you.  During this workshop there will be input and guidance from kaiako Rauhina Scott-Fyfe, and the opportunity to write and share your own pepeha.

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue Wakari

Saturday 2 July, 1‒3pm. FREE

Contact: brendon@churchatflagstaff.co.nz | 0273569200

 

Image: Donovan Govan @ Wikipedia Commons

Restorying Tinana

Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann (Kāi Tahu) leads a physical workshop focused on embodying stories of Te Taiao and Te Ao Māori, embedded within our anatomy.  She combines practices of dance, theatre, somatics and healing modalities into a creative space of exploration that works towards re-storying our physical, energetic and communal selves within the context of whenua and whakapapa.

No previous experience needed, all bodies welcome. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket, comfortable warm clothing, a drink bottle and anything else that you need in order to participate fully and with ease.

Te Whare o Rukutia, 20 Princes Street Ōtepoti Dunedin

Saturday 2 July, 10am ‒ 12pm. FREE
Please register at bit.ly/3QgSEXq

Contact: h-j@prospectpark.co.nz | 0273571488 | fb.me/e/20qsRb5kC

Flagstaff Community Church – Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration

Native Planting and Mahi Māra Day

Matariki encourages us to gather together and connect with Papatūānuku.  Bring your gardening clothes, gumboots and gloves to help with planting, weeding and track building at School Creek and the Parikaha Memorial.  Stay for BBQ and refreshments after a job well done.

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue Wakari

Saturday 2 July, 10am ‒ 1pm. FREE

Contact: brendon@churchatflagstaff.co.nz | 0273569200

Flagstaff Church tree planting Puaka Matariki Festival 2019
Image: Keith Harray
Flagstaff Community Church School Creek planting during the 2019 Dunedin Puaka Matariki Festival

StarJam

Celebrate Te Tau Hou Māori and the potential in everybody!  StarJam supports rakatahi with disabilities across Aotearoa to unleash their creativity and connect with their peers through the magic of music, dance and performance.  Local Jammers are proud to share their recently workshopped pieces in this special showcase, themed around stars, whānau and coming together.  Nau mai, tauti mai – everyone is welcome to enjoy the performances and stay for a disco!

Te Whare o Rukutia, 20 Princes Street Ōtepoti Dunedin

Thursday 30 June, 6.30‒8pm. $5 – bookings recommended
If you can, please consider paying a ticket forward

Contact: Fiona Paine 0220846788 | dunedin@starjam.org

Jammers gotta Jam✨

Popoia te Kakano – Seed Bomb and Planting Workshop

Wrap up warm and bring the whānau along to join The Pukekura Trust in an uplifting day of whenua-tending.  Spend the morning planting seedlings and making seed bombs, then enjoy hot drinks and kai at the Royal Albatross Centre.  Piki mai, titiro atu!

Takiharuru Pilot’s Beach Reserve, 1260 Harington Point Road Pukekura Taiaroa Head

Sunday 26 June, 10am ‒ 1pm. FREE – limited spaces

Contact: kitty@mahipai.nz | 0221967490

Painting of Pukekura by Chris Gaskin

Open Mic Night @ Araiteuru Marae

Nāia!  Join in the welcome return of this long-standing and much-loved community musical showcase and celebrate the season through song.  Nau mai te whiwhita – bring your guitar, bring your voice and bring the whole whānau!

Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland Street Wakari

Saturday 25 June, 6.30‒8.30pm.  FREE – koha appreciated

Contact: 034667919 | araiteuru.marae@xtra.co.nz

Re:In:Act | Tuturoroa 

In this special gallery performance, the overlooked corners, layers and pockets of history are brought alive by noted local artists.  For the Puaka Matariki Festival, Jessica Latton and Moana Wesley celebrate wānaka and whanaukataka via toi whakaari, while acknowledging those that came before us, their mātauraka and taoka housed within this gallery.

One of a series produced by Ōtepoti Theatre Lab, this bespoke performance follows a gallery talk.

Arai-te-Uru gallery, Toitū Otago Setters Museum 31 Queens Gardens Ōtepoti Dunedin

Saturday 25 June, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. FREE

Contact: h-j@prospectpark.co.nz | 0273571488 | toituosm.com

KohaOra 182

In celebration of Matariki, Aukaha are pleased to host a festive evening focusing on wellbeing, connection and gratitude.  Join in with special guests, entertainment including kapa haka, Zumba, mau rakau, and share kai.

One night only!  All are welcome.

Malcam Trust, 45 Māori Road Ōtepoti Dunedin

Thursday 23 June 5.30‒8.30pm. KOHA

RSVP recommended
Contact reception@aukaha.co.nz

 

 

 

Rob Thorne: Porotiti Mindfulness Meditation

Taoka Puoro Workshops and Performance

Public Performance

Bring your porotiti to join Rob in the Upper Octagon for a mass performance of porotiti meditation – what a peaceful start to the rest of the year! Nau mai, tauti mai – everyone is welcome to come along to enjoy the experience.

McMillan Stand

 

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