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

Flagstaff Community Church – Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration

Matariki Remembrance Service

People of all faiths are welcome to join us in this service of remembrance for our loved ones.  The morning will include waiata, hīmene, children’s activities, stories and a time of remembrance for our loved ones including prayers for a hurting world.  Haere mai tātou!

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue Wakari

Sunday 26 June, 9.30am. FREE

Contact: brendon@churchatflagstaff.co.nz | 0273569200

Ko te Hokinga o ngā Kahurangi

Araiteuru Marae Council and kaimahi invite whānui to whakatau a special space in our wharenui dedicated to upholding the whakaahua of our tūpuna.  Come together to reflect, honour and celebrate our forebears.  Hākari to follow; RSVP for catering numbers.

Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland Street Wakari

Sunday 26 June, time TBA.  FREE

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

Kōrero with Kiringāua

Listen to talented and knowledgeable rakatahi Kiringāua Cassidy share stories of his iwi and the legends of this land, including kōrero about the formation of Te Wai Pounamu, the creation narrative from a Kāi Tahu perspective, and the story of the nine Matariki stars.  All ages.

Tāngata Whenua gallery Tūhura Otago Museum

Friday 24 – Sunday 26 June, 11am and 12pm. FREE

Contact: 034747474 |  otagomuseum.nz

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




Kaputī with a Brainiac

Join eminent Māori neuroscience and mental health experts for a kaputī and kōrero about our precious and often mind-boggling central processing organs.  Hear about their specialist interests, bring your pātai and share your experiences in a safe and comfy space.  Me he maoka āwhā, everyone is welcome.

These events are hosted by The Brain Health Research Centre | Te Pokapū Rakahau Hauora Hinekaro

Te Whare o Rukutia, 20 Princes Street Ōtepoti Dunedin

Thursday 23 June: Louise Parr Brownlie (Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Arawa)
Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua – Looking back as I move forward  

Friday 1 July: Peter Williamson (Kāi Tahu)
Mental health and te reo Māori – when the tūī speaks bellbird

Lunchtime – doors midday, kōrero 12.30pm. FREE

Contact: ellie.adams@otago.ac.nz | otago.ac.nz/bhrcs

He kōrero wheriko – A Glittering Story

Join Waiariki Parata-Taiapa, our special guest kaikōrero as he shares stories of Puaka and Matariki under the glittering canopy of The Golden Bearing (2014) – a majestic sculpture by leading contemporary artist Reuben Paterson (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi).  This family-friendly storytime concludes with an opportunity to enjoy a special evening experience in the exhibition Kai tua o te heti / Beyond the Hedge.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon Ōtepoti Dunedin

Wednesday 22 June, 5.30pm. FREE

Contact: 034743240 | dunedin.art.museum

Matairaki Walking Tour

Viewing Puaka and Matariki in the dawn sky requires close observation of the world around us.  For Matairaki, Ōtepoti-based artists Megan Brady, Antony Deaker, Ana Iti, and Moewai Marsh invite you to observe Ōtepoti from specific lookout sites within a short walking distance of Blue Oyster Art Project Space.  Experience Matairaki anytime by picking up a take-home guide from outside the gallery, or on a closing day hour-long guided walk with the artists.

Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling Street Ōtepoti Dunedin

Tuesday 21 July ‒ Sunday 3 July, all hours. FREE
Matairaki guided walk: Sunday 3 July, 2pm

Contact: admin@blueoyster.org.nz | 034790197 | blueoyster.org.nz

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