Puaka Matariki Harakeke Workshop

Join Kāi Tahu multimedia artist and designer Amber Bridgman to celebrate the return of Puaka and Matariki with a harakeke workshop, teaching cultural practices around harvesting, preparing and then learning the basic techniques of weaving.  Tea and coffee provided.

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

Thursday 30 June, 5‒8pm. $5
Limited spaces, bookings essential. Tickets from library

Contact: library@dcc.govt.nz | 034743690 | dunedinlibraries.govt.nz


Māori Legends Exhibition

Nau mai, piki mai!  Celebrate Māori excellence in art and storytelling this winter at the Reed Gallery in a special exhibition curated by Te Kupeka kaimahi from Dunedin Public Library.  See stories brought vividly to life through the lenses of Māori artists who have illustrated these pukapuka from the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, all of which still play an important role in the revitalisation of te reo and the shared identity of Aotearoa.

Reed Gallery 3rd Floor Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place Ōtepoti Dunedin

Opening: Saturday 25 June
Every day until 9 October during library opening hours

Online exhibition reedgallery.co.nz

Contact: library@dcc.govt.nz | 034743690 | dunedinlibraries.govt.nz

Puaka Matariki Storytime Under The Stars

Come and snuggle on a beanbag under our gallery stars and listen to our storyteller read a selection of beautiful Matariki books for tamariki.  All ages.

Southern Land Southern People gallery Tūhura Otago Museum

Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm; Sunday 26 June: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. FREE

Contact: 034747474 |  otagomuseum.nz

Puaka Matariki Storytimes

Nau mai, haere mai e te whānau!  Join us for a special Puaka Matariki Storytime with waiata and bilingual stories to celebrate Te Tau Hou Māori – the Māori New Year.

Story Pit Ground Floor Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place Ōtepoti Dunedin
Thursday 23 June, 10.30am. FREE

Blueskin Bay Public Library, 28 Harvey Street Waitati
Wednesday 29 June, 10.30am. FREE

Waikouaiti Community Library, 192 Main Road Waikouaiti
Friday 1 July, 10.30am. FREE

Contact: library@dcc.govt.nz | 034743690 | dunedinlibraries.govt.nz

Puaka Matariki Lantern Workshop

Welcome the return of Puaka and Matariki as Rose Shepard teaches us the art of making lanterns.  Decorate your lanterns, made from biodegradable materials, with Te Iwa o Matariki to celebrate the Māori New Year and the rising of both Puaka and the Matariki star cluster.

Gig Table Ground Floor Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place Ōtepoti Dunedin

Tuesday 21 June, 4‒8pm. FREE – materials provided

Contact: library@dcc.govt.nz | 034743690 | dunedinlibraries.govt.nz

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!

Storytime Under The Moon

Come and enjoy a half hour of moon-themed children’s stories read by the University Book Shop storyteller while sitting underneath the magical moon installation at Hanover Hall, followed by an easy craft activity to take home with you.

Suitable for all ages. Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult; under-2s are free ✨

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

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

Puaka Matariki Festival @ City Library: Te Takarangi Exhibition

At this time of celebrating new life, remembering our loved ones and planning for the future, we highlight a selection of tākata Māori-authored works from the Te Takarangi 150 collection.

These books have signalled change, initiated change and, at times, captured the aspirations about what was and is possible for tākata Māori and for the future of all of us in Aotearoa. Matariki e ara e!

Puaka Matariki 2020 @ Dunedin Public Libraries

This year Dunedin Public Libraries – Kā Kete Wānaka o Ōtepoti is celebrating the start of the Māori New Year with Puaka on Sunday 12th July, then Matariki from Monday 13th – Monday 20th July.

Puaka Matariki is a time for us to reflect on life, the physical world, remember the past and our hopes for the future.

Join us daily on our website and Facebook page as we examine a different star in the Matariki cluster and what significance it has for us in our work in the library.

🌐 Website     👍 Facebook


Ngā Whetū:

1.       Puaka 12 JulyKia manawanui – Be steadfast
2.       Matariki 13 JulyWhakarāmemene – Come together
3.       Pōhutukawa 14 JulyMaumahara – Remember
4.       Waitī 15 JulyHe reo waitī – Harmony
5.       Waitā 16 JulyNgākau whakaute – Respect
6.       Waipuna-ā-raki 17 JulyWhaiwhakaaro – Reflect
7.       Tupuānuku & Tupuāraki 18 JulyHauhake – Harvest
8.       Ururaki 19 JulyTā te manawa – Breathe
9.       Hiwa-i-te-raki 20 JulyTūmanako – Hope

Te Tiaki Takoa Pepa Wānaka: Caring for your whānau collections

Nau mai! Whānau are warmly invited to join Vicki-Anne Heikell (Te Whānau-a Apanui), Alexander Turnbull Library Field Conservator, for a workshop on caring for your own iwi photographs and documents. Vicki-Anne is a paper conservator who advises on preservation of documentary heritage collections for iwi organisations, hapū and marae-based collections. Bring along a small item such as a favourite family photograph, paipera tapu, diary, whakapapa book or photo album – you will be making a conservation box or folder for your taoka. Kāputi provided.

Hocken Library Seminar Room | Uare Taoka o Hākena, 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin

Saturday 29 June, 9.30am ‒ 4.30pm. FREE; limited numbers – registration essential

Contact jacinta.beckwith@otago.ac.nz         03 479 8539              otago.ac.nz/library/hocken/

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