Puaka Matariki Taoka Puoro Workshop

Celebrate the Māori New Year with music! Dr Jennifer Cattermole (Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts, University of Otago) presents a Māori musical instrument workshop for all ages.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Saturday 14 July, 2‒4pm. $5 cash only; limited numbers – bookings advised.

Book at the DPAG reception desk or by telephone

Contact [email protected]       03 474 3239              dunedin.art.museum

Future’s Past: Navigating Through History

Rangi Matamua, Ian Taylor, Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and Chadd ‘Ōnohi Paishon

What does the future hold and how do we use our knowledge to understand it further? Renowned guests talk about their understanding of the future through knowing the past, via fields they’ve excelled in – technology, astronomy and marine navigation.

This event is part of the Kaupapa Waka series presented by the New Zealand International Science Festival and supported by the University of Otago Te Koronga and Auahi Kore.

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Friday 13 July, 5.30pm. $12 adult, $6 child

Tickets available through Eventbrite at navigatingthroughhistory.eventbrite.co.nz

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.nz

Kaupapa Waka Kōrero

Nau mai, haere mai – ka hui, ka hoea!

The general public is warmly invited to join Hauteruruku ki Puketeraki and the University of Otago’s Te Koronga research group in a day of wānaka with two of the great modern-day ocean-crossing navigators – Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr of Tainui and Chadd ‘Ōnohi Paishon from Hawai‘i. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in traditional learning during the Māori New Year.

This event is part of the Kaupapa Waka series supported by Hauteruruku ki Puketeraki, the University of Otago Te Koronga and Auahi Kore.

Please bring a healthy plate to share for lunch.

Otago University Rowing Club, 65 Magnet Street, Dunedin

Friday 13 July, 9.30am ‒ 2pm. Koha; limited numbers – registration advised.

Visit bit.ly/2sWp4fZ for tickets and schedule.

Contact Mena Taripo [email protected]

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]

Ōtepoti Pasifika Weavers Hui

Share in the knowledge of our tūpuna! Whānau Māori, Pasifika Aiga and all who are interested in weaving are invited to this special hui to be held at Araiteuru Marae.

Materials have already been gathered and kaiako will be travelling from far afield to pass on this taoka tuku iho (heirloom wisdom). Whether you’re starting out or looking to add to your skills, you can expect a fun-filled day and expert guidance from across Moananui a Kiwa. Nau mai, haere mai!

A kōhanga run by experienced kaitiaki will be on site for preschoolers, and kaimirimiri available too. Please bring koha to help cover costs. In case of tangi alternative venue TBA.

Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland Street, Wakari

Tuesday 10 July, 9.30am – 2pm. Koha

Contact  [email protected]             027 494 2389

Reaching for the Sky with Manu Tukutuku Art Exhibition

Studio2 is a creative studio space where local artists with disabilities are supported to create artwork, experiment with a range of materials and develop their own styles and profiles. Margaret Freeman Gallery is a small art gallery dedicated to helping marginalised artists share their work.

As an opportunity to learn about traditional Māori kite making, practice whanaukataka (social relationships) and to add a touch of variety and vibrancy to the sky, the artists at Studio2 will celebrate Puaka Matariki by making a growing collection of Manu Tukutuku to be exhibited in the Margaret Freeman Gallery. We invite you to pop in view the growing exhibition (and see how many kites we can make!)

Studio2 & Margaret Freeman Gallery, 147 Hillside Road, South Dunedin

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10‒19 July, 9am ‒ 12pm, 1‒4pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]     03 474 5949             facebook.com/MargaretFreemanGalleryAndStudio2


Sketches of Māori kites, 1800s

Beeswax Wrap Workshop – Plastic Free July

Do away with plastic wrap! Join Senorita AweSUMO in fabricating your own quality beeswax wraps to seal the goodness into your leftovers. Using a long-lasting recipe of beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil on washed cotton, these conscious kai covers come in various sizes 20‒40cm². Children must be supervised by an adult.

Stitch Kitchen, 88 Vogel Street, Dunedin

Monday 9 July, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm. $10 each, $45 for five

Limited places, registration is recommended – email h[email protected] to book

Contact bit.ly/2y4aVTH                stitchkitchen.nz

Ōku Moana (My Oceans)

Puaka Matariki is a time to plan ahead for future harvests and to think about the impacts of ocean warming, rising sea levels and ocean acidification on Te Tai o Araiteuru, our local coastal and harbour ecosystems.

Brought to you by Down The Rabbit Hole and the Sandpit Collective, Ōku Moana (My Oceans) is an Art and Science Exhibition featuring a family-friendly flotilla of creative hands-on activities including art-making, demonstrations, workshops and storytelling celebrating the realm of Takaroa-whaiariki.

A full list of daily activities can be found on the Festival website and at bit.ly/2McbIoC.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ōku Moana (My Oceans) is supported by Creative New Zealand.

Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street, Dunedin

Monday 9 July – Friday 13 July, 10am – 4pm. FREE

Closing celebration (BYO fish+ chip night): Friday 13 July, 6pm

Contact 027 473 9127    bit.ly/2McbIoC

Matariki Flag-making Workshop with Simon Kaan

Make your own Matariki flag! Join celebrated Ngāi Tahu artist Simon Kaan in researching Māori astronomical understanding of the Matariki cluster, then create your very own printed Matariki star flag to take home.

Part of the Hāhakaranga Arts and Science Project.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Monday 9 July, 9am ‒ 12pm and 1‒4pm. FREE – bookings essential

Book at the Toitū reception desk or by telephone

Contact 03 477 5052      toituosm.com

Simon Kaan – Ngā Ringatoi o Tahu

Songs of Moana

Aloha! Get the whānau together for an early evening performance guaranteed to be a great start to Puaka Matariki and the school holiday break.

The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Grammy nominated Te Vaka to perform their hit music from the award-winning Disney blockbuster Moana.

This promises to be an explosive show with orchestra, singers and dancers providing an unforgettable musical experience!

Dunedin Town Hall, 200 Moray Place, Dunedin

Sunday 8 July, 5pm

Ticket sales through Ticketmaster, Forsyth Barr Stadium and the Regent Theatre at 03 477 8597 or 0800 111 999 and ticketmaster.co.nz

Contact [email protected]              03 477 5623      dso.org.nz