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

Taonga Species: NZ Natives

Rob Tipa (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu), author of Treasures of Tane: Plants of Ngāi Tahu will talk about plants associated with arts practice, and Rua McCallum (Ngāi Tahu) from Toitū Otago Settlers Museum will talk about plants used in the manufacture of material culture. There will also be some examples of artefacts made from plants fibre and materials available.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Sunday 23 June, 3pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]       03 474 3249

Garlic Planting at the Dalmore Reserve Community Garden

Puaka Matariki marks an important time for mahi māra as we plan and prepare the whenua for the next growing season. One of the few crops we can plant at this time of year is garlic, which is not only valued for its culinary flavour, but also for its medicinal properties for our hauora. Come help us plant garlic and find out more about your community garden and how to get involved. Nau mai, haere mai, tautimai!

Dalmore Reserve Community Garden, 20 Allenby Avenue, Liberton

Saturday 21 July, 1‒2pm. Cancelled if wet. FREE

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