Whanaukataka Matariki

Bring your ideas, your reflections and your family! This year, the North East Valley community will join together to share kai and to kōrero over how we celebrate and what our future Matariki Huka Nui may look like. As a community-led organisation, the Valley Project wants you and your whānau involved – all are welcome! A plate is appreciated, but not essential.  

The Valley Project Community Rooms, 258 North Road, North East Valley

Thursday 4 July, 5.30‒7.30pm. Koha

Contact [email protected]           03 473 8614              northeastvalley.org

Bathgate Park AROHA NUI Festival

 

Celebrate life, learning and togetherness! Come together to reflect on the past, share stories and make plans for the year ahead, remembering to respect and care for our natural world so that our future generations are able to enjoy it, in the way that we are able to.

Join the Bathgate Park School Arts Team in the school hall for karakia followed by an evening of kai and luminary local entertainment. Nau mai, haere mai!

Bathgate Park School, 213 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin

Thursday 4 July, 5.30‒9pm. Koha

Contact [email protected]     03 455 3421

Mauri Hauora Workshop & Romiromi Māori Healing Bodywork Sessions

Romiromi Māori Healing Bodywork Sessions

Tihei mauri ora! The new year brings new beginnings and is a perfect time to release what doesn’t enhance your wellbeing. Assess, uplift and strengthen your hauora (holistic health) and sense of self (mana takata) with Ariana Sutton (Kāi Tahu) who shares tools to add to your wellness kete and pass on to whānau.

The workshop includes kōhatu kōrero, rongoā māori, mauri tau (relaxation) and mauri movement techniques. Follow this with one-to-one healing; session times to suit.

Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin

Workshop: Tuesday 2 July, 5.30‒7.30pm.

One-to-one sessions: Thursday 4 July, all day.

$50 each; limited numbers – registration advised

Contact [email protected]             027 428 0046      facebook.com/arianas1

Mauri Hauora Workshop & Romiromi Māori Healing Bodywork Sessions

Mauri Hauora Workshop

Tihei mauri ora! The new year brings new beginnings and is a perfect time to release what doesn’t enhance your wellbeing. Assess, uplift and strengthen your hauora (holistic health) and sense of self (mana takata) with Ariana Sutton (Kāi Tahu) who shares tools to add to your wellness kete and pass on to whānau.

The workshop includes kōhatu kōrero, rongoā māori, mauri tau (relaxation) and mauri movement techniques. Follow this with one-to-one healing; session times to suit.

Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin

Workshop: Tuesday 2 July, 5.30‒7.30pm.

One-to-one sessions: Thursday 4 July, all day.

$50 each; limited numbers – registration advised

Contact [email protected]            027 428 0046              facebook.com/arianas1

Waiata Mai, Waiata Atu

The Dunedin City Council waiata group will share some of the songs they have been learning since 2002 when they were established as a Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) initiative by the Dunedin Public Library.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Tuesday 2 July, 11am. FREE

Contact 03 477 5052      toituosm.com

Hineraukatauri

Experience the gift of Māori music! From contemporary to traditional, the Goddess of music Hineraukatauri will resonate through the performances that local musicians share in this special New Year concert.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Sunday 30 June, 1‒4pm. FREE

Contact 03 477 5052      toituosm.com

Taonga Puoro Concert

Alistair Fraser is a leading practitioner who has been working with and playing ngā taonga pūoro for over 18 years. His solo performances have gained wide acclaim and he has just completed his latest album. This concert will focus on some of his more recent work.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Saturday 29 June, 5pm. $15 each – bookings essential

Book at the Toitū reception desk or by telephone

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 [email protected]           03 474 7474            otagomuseum.nz

Treasured Plants Tour

Walk and talk with knowledgeable guides to learn about traditional uses of native plants displayed in the NZ native plant collection. Rua McCallum (Ngāi Tahu) will focus on plants used for the manufacture of textiles. Author Rob Tipa (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) will look at some of the treasured taoka plants used in daily life by early Southern Māori. Musician Alistair Fraser will compare live plants with their final form as traditional Māori musical instruments. The Botanic Garden’s latest brochure, Treasured Plants Trail will also be launched.

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Opoho – location will be notified on booking

Saturday 29 June, 1.30‒3pm, rain or shine. FREE; limited places – registration essential

Contact [email protected]             03 477 4000

 

Toi Maruata Workshop and Exhibition

Toi Maruata Workshop and Exhibition

Delve into Te Ao Māori through mahi toi – art making. Learn about tikanga and the knowledge embedded in raranga weaving, whakairo carving and other media, and share stories of our ancestors in the spirit of the season in this introduction to Toi Maruata lead by Mawera Severn.

All material and resources are provided. Saturday includes an exhibition of the beautiful mahi produced by our students.

Te Wānanga o Aoteraoa, 51 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin

Thursday 27 June, 10am – 12pm and Saturday 29 June, 1– 3pm. FREE

Age 16+; places limited – register ahead

Contact [email protected]           03 353 6560            twoa.ac.nz