Flagstaff Community Church – Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration

Family Church Service

Nau mai, piki mai – join us in welcoming the Māori New Year with family at our whānau service, featuring waiata (song), hīmene (hymn), children activities and stories. Tikanga Wakari, the Wakari School kapa haka will be performing. Stay for kaputī after the celebration.

Tikanga Wakari 2019

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

Sunday Celebration Service

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

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Weekend

Saturday Waiata Workshop and Native Tree Planting

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

Māori Hill School Matariki Celebration

Following a day spent in wānaka learning kōrero, waiata, toi Māori, kapa hapa and mahi kai, Māori Hill School children will share their learning and creations at a special sharing time for whānau and our community. Nau mai, piki mai!

Māori Hill School, 9 Passmore Crescent, Māori Hill

Friday 28 June, 9.30am ‒ 12.40pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]          03 464 0184        maorihill.school.nz

Brockville School Matariki Breakfast

Piki mai, tautimai! Brockville School invites their community to join in celebrating Puaka Matariki beginning with karakia and waiata, then kapa haka, shared kai and company, and learning about the stars of the season.

Brockville School Hall, 263 Brockville Road, Brockville

Friday 28 June, 8.30am. FREE

Contact [email protected]         03 476 3717

Te Maingo O Hiwaiterangi – Marae Idol

New name, new venue, but same āhuareka! Te Roopū Tautoko Ki Te Tonga is proud to again host the Puaka Matariki Festival’s longest burning star event. Grab the team, grab the guitar, and sing in the Māori New Year. Nau mai, haere mai, puoro mai te whānau o Araiteuru – everyone is welcome!

This is a smoke free and alcohol and drug free event.

Te Roopū Tauoko Ki Te Tonga, 6 Wolseley Street, Dunedin

Thursday 27 June, 6‒9.30pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]           027 555 5522

Ko kā waiata hei tohu o te whakamutuka o te taurima Puaka Matariki – The Festival Finale

Nau mai ki tō tātou nei ao, te ao o Te Aho Paihere!

Community kapa haka Te Aho Paihere invite everyone to celebrate the season in song, as we close the Puaka Matariki Festival. Two years have passed since Te Aho Paihere first came together, and this performance will reflect on the journey so far with a bracket of kapa haka compositions from the group.

Come early for a good seat, and stay for kaputī after!

Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street, Dunedin

Sunday 22 July, 3.30pm doors open 11am. FREE

Contact [email protected]              022 6495164            teahopaihere.com

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]

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Service

You are invited to our Family Church Service. Join us in celebrating this midwinter season of wānaka (learning) and whanaukataka (community spirit). The service will include waiata, hīmene, children’s activities, stories, and a time of remembrance for our loved ones. Tikanga Wakari – Wakari School kapa haka will perform, and the morning will conclude with kai (morning tea). Haere mai tātou!

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Sunday 8 July, 9.30am. FREE

Contact  [email protected]           027 356 9200