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

Making twine using plant materials

By connecting with our environment and using what is around us we can sustainably create what we need, when we need it.  At either of these two hands-on wānaka, learn a simple two-ply technique that turns plant fibres into useful and decorative twine, string and even rope.  Harakeke harvesting tikanga will be discussed; various plant fibres will be provided.  Campus protocols are in place so masks must be worn.

This event is supported by the Creative Communities Scheme.

Otago Polytechnic L Block Tunnel House, enter from 100 Anzac Avenue Ōtepoti Raki North Dunedin

Saturday 2 July, 10‒11.30am and 1‒2.30pm. FREE
Numbers limited – bookings essential

Contact: karimorseth@gmail.com

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

 

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

Interactive Poi Workshop

Come along and learn the rhythmic fundamentals of poi movement.  Build your skills and learn contemporary tricks and techniques.  Suitable for ages 5 and over – under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Hutton Theatre Tūhura Otago Museum

Friday 24 – Sunday 26 June, 11.30am – 12pm and 1pm – 1.30pm. FREE – bookings essential

Cancelled: Tūraka

Auē!  Sorry to be announcing the last minute cancellation of Tūraka at OP.  Next year, nē?

In the heart of campus, at the centre of Te Punaka Ōwheo’s whakaaturaka Matariki to mark the new year, Otago Polytech ākoka Māori me Pāsifikā share mahi toi that celebrates their roots.  Tauti mai, titiro mai!  All welcome.

The Hub, 85‒105 Forth Street Ōtepoti Raki North Dunedin

Monday 20 – Thursday 23 June, daily. FREE

Contact Tereinamu.Hakopa@op.ac.nz

He poupou ana
Mauri tū, mauri ora! tDub©2022

 

A celebration of living Ngāi Tahutanga: free film screenings

During Māori New Year, Dunedin Public Libraries will have the honour of screening the Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai and Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu series of short films, celebrating what it is to be Ngāi Tahu in an exploration of the creative artistry and traditional practices of the iwi.

Courtesy of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Repeat screenings daily.

Image credit: Te Rūnaka o Ngāi Tahu | Still from Pātiki – Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai

 

Dunedin Public Libraries, Citywide – check the event listing for community library addresses.

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
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