Celebrating Matariki – Whakanuia Matariki

Nau mai, whakaroko mai!  Get the whānau together to celebrate Matariki with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra Te Tira Pūoro o Ōtepoti, joined by Ariana Tikao performing compelling waiata exploring her Kāi Tahu identity, with Alistair Fraser on taoka puoro.  Enjoy Ko te tātai whetū, the world’s first taoka puoro concerto, and Holst’s massive The Planets – a sonic spectacular!

Dunedin Town Hall, 200 Moray Place Ōtepoti Dunedin

Saturday 2 July, 7.30pm. Prices vary
Ticket sales at 0800111999 or ticketmaster.co.nz

Contact: dso.org.nz

Aro Wānaka and Concert

Aro is husband and wife Charles (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Te Ata, Te Ati Awa) and Emily Looker. The bilingual duo share a passion for the power of language and music to remind us of our identity.  Join Aro’s playful and multi-genre musical exploration of kaitiakitaka and manaakitaka – looking after ourselves, looking after each other and looking after our environment – that includes taoka puoro, jazz, RnB and more.  Everyone is welcome to come along to listen and participate!

These all-ages events are presented in collaboration with Yellow Eye Artists in Schools Te Urungi project.

Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland Street Wakari
Saturday 2 July, 2.30PM. FREE

Contact: simon@yelloweyeltd.co.nz

Aro Wānaka and Concert

Aro is husband and wife Charles (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Te Ata, Te Ati Awa) and Emily Looker. The bilingual duo share a passion for the power of language and music to remind us of our identity.  Join Aro’s playful and multi-genre musical exploration of kaitiakitaka and manaakitaka – looking after ourselves, looking after each other and looking after our environment – that includes taoka puoro, jazz, RnB and more.  Everyone is welcome to come along to listen and participate!

These all-ages events are presented in collaboration with Yellow Eye Artists in Schools Te Urungi project.

Huirapa ki Puketeraki Marae, 520 Apes Road Karitāne
Thursday 30 June, 6pm. FREE

Contact: simon@yelloweyeltd.co.nz

 

Heavenly Bodies

To celebrate Māori New Year David Burchell, Dunedin City Organist plays Norma our beloved centenarian Town Hall Organ in this sparkling showcase of music with a starry theme for Matariki, with something special for the young ones.  Tauti mai, whakaroko mai – everyone is welcome!

Dunedin Town Hall, 200 Moray Place Ōtepoti Dunedin

Sunday 26 June, 3pm. KOHA

Contact: fb.com/DunedinTHOT

Open Mic Night @ Araiteuru Marae

Nāia!  Join in the welcome return of this long-standing and much-loved community musical showcase and celebrate the season through song.  Nau mai te whiwhita – bring your guitar, bring your voice and bring the whole whānau!

Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland Street Wakari

Saturday 25 June, 6.30‒8.30pm.  FREE – koha appreciated

Contact: 034667919 | araiteuru.marae@xtra.co.nz

Mana Moana: Ōtepoti

Come together to celebrate the inaugural Matariki holiday in Ōtepoti Dunedin through a spectacular, immersive show on the Otago Harbour waterfront.

Over three nights, water and light will combine in a breath-taking and poignant cinematic experience for the whole family, created by Māori and Pāsifikā artists.

Based on a concept by co-curators Rachael Rakena and Michael Bridgman and produced by Wellington-based production studio Storybox, Mana Moana: Ōtepoti will reflect the connections of Ōtepoti Dunedin to the wider Moananui-a-Kiwa through a series of uplifting stories, that also share the indigenous approach to caring for our environment and water.

The show will run on a reoccurring 30-minute loop, between 5.30pm and 8.30pm over the three nights, allowing multiple opportunities for people to enjoy the spectacle.  A tasty array of healthy seasonal kai will be available for purchase.

Nau mai, tauti mai – join us in upholding the mana of our waterways and sharing our hopes for the future.

Steamer Basin, Wharf Street Ōtepoti Dunedin

Friday 24 ‒ Sunday 26 June, 5.30‒8.30pm

Contact: dunedinnz.com/manamoana

Taoka Puoro – Māori Musical Instruments

Join ethnomusicologist Dr Jennifer Cattermole in this show-and-tell that guides you through taoka puoro and discover how to play instruments crafted from things found in nature.  All ages.

Tāngata Whenua gallery Tūhura Otago Museum

Friday 24 June, 1‒4pm. FREE

Contact: 034747474 |  otagomuseum.nz

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 reception@olveston.co.nz

 

 

The Little Eyes of Matariki: A Winter Happening

Signal Hill Studios invite NEV locals to join this celestial celebration, beneath the little eyes of Matariki that herald the transition of the New Year. Celebrate the darkness coming into light with illuminations, music, poetry, storytelling and fabric printing.

Nau mai, piki mai! Cycle, walk, catch the bus up the hill and bring the whole whānau along.

Bring your own garment along to screen-print ✨

Ocean Acidification: Own The Streets Exhibition Launch

Toitū te marae a Tane-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, Toitū te takata.

Celebrate kaitiakitaka and the continuation of the Ōku Moana kaupapa! Join the curator and marine researchers involved in the Art + Ocean project to hear about this new outdoor poster exhibition that will be hitting the streets in Ōtepoti and Ōtautahi during the Puaka Matariki season, and enjoy light refreshments and music. Mauri ora!

Knox Church Herron Hall, 1st Floor, 453 George Street, Dunedin

Friday 5 July, 5.30pm. FREE

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