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

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.

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Ngā Whetū:

1.       Puaka 12 July Kia manawanui – Be steadfast
2.       Matariki 13 July Whakarāmemene – Come together
3.       Pōhutukawa 14 July Maumahara – Remember
4.       Waitī 15 July He reo waitī – Harmony
5.       Waitā 16 July Ngākau whakaute – Respect
6.       Waipuna-ā-raki 17 July Whaiwhakaaro – Reflect
7.       Tupuānuku & Tupuāraki 18 July Hauhake – Harvest
8.       Ururaki 19 July Tā te manawa – Breathe
9.       Hiwa-i-te-raki 20 July Tūmanako – 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 [email protected]         03 479 8539