Rob Thorne: Porotiti Mindfulness Meditation

Taoka Puoro Workshops and Performance

Public Performance

Bring your porotiti to join Rob in the Upper Octagon for a mass performance of porotiti meditation – what a peaceful start to the rest of the year! Nau mai, tauti mai – everyone is welcome to come along to enjoy the experience.

McMillan Stand, Upper Octagon, Ōtepoti Dunedin

SATURDAY 17 JULY, 6PM. FREE

Contact: facebook.com/RobThorneToiPuoro  | 027 440 3058

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!

Hand sewing: Stitch Kitchen’s community art for all the whānau

Make a statement with our patches collage and stitch them to your favourite tee or tote bag. All materials provided.

Suitable for ages 8+ and able to use a sewing needle safely; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Living Hub, Ground Floor

Booking essential as limited spaces.

Rob Thorne: Porotiti Mindfulness Meditation at Araiteuru Marae

Taoka Puoro Workshops and Performance

Workshop

Take a moment with taoka puoro composer, performer and anthropologist Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) to learn about traditional Māori musical instruments (taoka puoro), and how to play the porotiti – a spun instrument used in respiratory system healing.

Learn and achieve both a moving and a breathing meditation that also incorporates a sonic meditation made by the porotiti, and take your porotiti home at the end of the session.

These are beginner’s level workshops, so no previous experience is required. Suitable for the entire family; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Limited numbers, bookings essential – contact Araiteuru Marae on 03 466 7919 or [email protected]

Matariki at Olveston

Bring the whānau and be transported through the ages on a musical odyssey into the heart of Matariki!  Ake Ake Theatre Company present a magical hour of music and storytelling followed by hot chocolate in the Great Hall at Olveston Historic Home.

Directed by Jessica Latton and featuring Sydney Manowitz on violin, Kerian Varaine on taoka puoro, Matua Olly Ohlson, and some very special guests.  Nau mai, haere mai ki te whare Olveston!

Booking essential – contact [email protected]

 

 

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!

Hand sewing: Stitch Kitchen’s community art for teens

Make a statement with our patches collage and stitch them to your favourite tee or tote bag. All materials provided. Rakatahi aged 13‒18.

Teen Space

Booking essential as limited spaces.

Mai i Te Pō ki Te Ao Mārama | From Darkness into Light

Kei Te Pai Press launches its 2021 “Re-imagining the future” journal, Mai i te pō ki te ao mārama at this year’s Puaka Matariki Festival, connecting the volume’s theme – from darkness into the light – to the season’s spirit of renewal and new beginnings.

Featuring some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading artists and writers, including award-winning essayist Anna Rankin (Ngāti Hūrai) and academic Hemi Hireme (Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa), this volume will also republish poetry from a leading 20th century takata Māori essayist, the late rakatira Arapera Blank (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu).

Join Kei Te Pai’s Morgan Godfery (Ngāti Awa) and Hana Pera Aoake (Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Hinerangi) for live readings and the screening of several short films from leading artists like Dan Sanders (Ngāti Hūrai).

Nau mai, haere mai!

Yoga Under The Matariki Moon

Celebrate Matariki with blissful nourishing yoga under the Full Moon at Hanover Hall. Explore the divination of Matariki in movement and meditation and set your flow of grace for the day and for a sparkling New Year, with Jessica Latton from the Dunedin Yoga Studio.

Completely new to yoga? This is the perfect time to start! All levels welcome.

This event is presented by the New Zealand International Science Festival.

Bookings essential – book online at scifest.org.nz/programme/yoga

Rob Thorne: Porotiti Mindfulness Meditation

Taoka Puoro Workshops and Performance

Workshops

Take a moment with taoka puoro composer, performer and anthropologist Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) to learn about traditional Māori musical instruments (taoka puoro), and how to play the porotiti – a spun instrument used in respiratory system healing.

Learn and achieve both a moving and a breathing meditation that also incorporates a sonic meditation made by the porotiti, and take your porotiti home at the end of the session.

These are beginner’s level workshops, so no previous experience is required. Suitable for the entire family; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dunedin Public Libraries, Citywide – check the event listings for addresses

Bookings essential – book online at dunedinlibraries.govt.nz/whats-on/events-calendar

Celebrate Māori New Year @ Toitū

Raranga Workshops

Explore the Māori art form of raranga (weaving). Whether you’re new to weaving or are looking for an opportunity to further develop your practice, this programme offers a range of project-based tasks to learn about the cultural practices of toi (arts) with master weaver Amber Bridgman. All materials supplied.

Introductory Workshop:

Join Amber for a hands-on three hour session learning the basics of how to weave. This is a beginner’s level workshop, so no previous experience is required. Suitable for ages 14+.

Bookings essential.

Josephine Foyer

 

** Note: this introductory wānaka has been moved from Saturday 10 July to Tuesday 13 July **