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!

Searching Nature’s Larder

Discover the joy of foraging for food in the green spaces of Dunedin, and how to safely create delicious kai from ingredients found on a nature walk.

Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor

Limited spaces – bookings essential

A celebration of living Ngāi Tahutanga: free film screenings

During Māori New Year, Dunedin Public Libraries will have the honour of screening the Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai and Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu series of short films, celebrating what it is to be Ngāi Tahu in an exploration of the creative artistry and traditional practices of the iwi.

Courtesy of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Repeat screenings daily.

Image credit: Te Rūnaka o Ngāi Tahu | Still from Pātiki – Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai


Dunedin Public Libraries, Citywide – check the event listing for community library addresses.

CANCELLED: Cultural Food Fare

Due to bereavement, this event is now cancelled.

Bring along your favourite ethnic food to be shared as part of a pot luck celebration of cultures.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Sunday 7 July, 1pm–3pm. FREE

Contact 03 477 5052       toituosm.com

Mahika Kai

For pre-contact Māori, the best times for the cultivation and harvesting of food were marked by bodies visible in the night sky. The passing of years, seasons and months were signalled by prominent stars and the phases of the moon. Join a Museum Guide and take a closer look at how traditional food and natural resources were managed in Te Waipounamu through our displays and see how mahika kai continues today through the lens of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’s Mahinga Kai films.

Southern Land, Southern People Gallery, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Weekends, Saturday 29 June to Sunday 21 July, 2pm. FREE

Contact teresa.fogarty@otagomuseum.nz           03 474 7474            otagomuseum.nz

Coastal Flows/Coastal Incursions Kōrero

Vicki Lenihan (Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Ngāi Tahu), creative collaborator in artist Alex Monteith’s current Visiting Artist Project Coastal Flows/Coastal Incursions, will review aspects of the project that she is taking part in and her experiences since her initial involvement.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Saturday 29 June, 11am. FREE

Contact lcullen@dcc.govt.nz       03 474 3239              dunedin.art.museum

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