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!

Singsong

Join the North East Valley Ukes for a sing-along. Waiata, traditional tunes or well-known standards – you all know the words! Come and sing for the companionship and joy of singing. And if you have an ukulele, why not bring it along?

Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor

 

Waiata Mai, Waiata Atu

The new year season of Puaka and Matariki is a great time to connect with your community, and waiata are a beautiful and vital form of expression.

Join us to hear the Dunedin City Council Waiata Rōpū sharing a selection of waiata to celebrate the rising of te huihui o Matariki. You are very welcome to sing along, or just sit back and enjoy the music. Song sheets will be available for those who are keen to join in.

Flagstaff Community Church – Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration

Family Church Service

Nau mai, piki mai – join us in welcoming the Māori New Year with family at our whānau service, featuring waiata (song), hīmene (hymn), children activities and stories. Tikanga Wakari, the Wakari School kapa haka will be performing. Stay for kaputī after the celebration.

Tikanga Wakari 2019

Matariki Ahuka Nui

In partnership with Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki and Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, the Dunedin City Council and Otago Museum welcome everyone to a community event to celebrate the Māori New Year.

Celebrate the dawn rising of Matariki on the Museum Reserve with karakia, and whakamaumahara (remember) those who have passed away, then come inside for kōrero and waiata. The ceremony finishes with kai-o-te-ata, a community breakfast prepared by the Otago Museum Café. Be sure to wrap up warm and bring an umbrella in case of rain.

Then from 9am, enjoy an indoor community fun day that features a range of performances and activities for the whole whānau, including kapa haka; workshops; crafts, like making own wishing candle; storytelling brought to you by UBS, and much more!

Nau mai, haere mai – everyone is welcome.

Waiata Mai, Waiata Atu

The Dunedin City Council waiata group will share some of the songs they have been learning since 2002 when they were established as a Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) initiative by the Dunedin Public Library.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Tuesday 2 July, 11am. FREE

Contact 03 477 5052      toituosm.com

Hineraukatauri

Experience the gift of Māori music! From contemporary to traditional, the Goddess of music Hineraukatauri will resonate through the performances that local musicians share in this special New Year concert.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Sunday 30 June, 1‒4pm. FREE

Contact 03 477 5052      toituosm.com

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Weekend

Sunday Celebration Service

People of all faiths are invited to join in our New Year weekend of celebration in which we strengthen our community spirit, give thanks to God for the year that has been, take some time to remember those we have lost and look to the year ahead with some resolve. There will be waiata, hīmene, kapa haka, kōrero, hands-on activities, and fun! Kaputī follows all events. Haere mai tātou!

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Friday 28 June, 7‒8.30pm: Whare Rangatahi youth club. FREE

Saturday 29 June, 10am ‒ 3pm: Waiata workshop; 1‒3pm: Native tree planting. FREE

Sunday 30 June, 9.30am: Celebration Service. FREE

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Weekend

Saturday Waiata Workshop and Native Tree Planting

People of all faiths are invited to join in our New Year weekend of celebration in which we strengthen our community spirit, give thanks to God for the year that has been, take some time to remember those we have lost and look to the year ahead with some resolve. There will be waiata, hīmene, kapa haka, kōrero, hands-on activities, and fun! Kaputī follows all events. Haere mai tātou!

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Friday 28 June, 7‒8.30pm: Whare Rangatahi youth club. FREE

Saturday 29 June, 10am ‒ 3pm: Waiata workshop; 1‒3pm: Native tree planting. FREE

Sunday 30 June, 9.30am: Celebration Service. FREE

Contact  [email protected]           027 356 9200

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Weekend

Friday Whare Rangatahi Youth Club

People of all faiths are invited to join in our New Year weekend of celebration in which we strengthen our community spirit, give thanks to God for the year that has been, take some time to remember those we have lost and look to the year ahead with some resolve. There will be waiata, hīmene, kapa haka, kōrero, hands-on activities, and fun! Kaputī follows all events. Haere mai tātou!

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Friday 28 June, 7‒8.30pm: Whare Rangatahi youth club. FREE

Saturday 29 June, 10am ‒ 3pm: Waiata workshop; 1‒3pm: Native tree planting. FREE

Sunday 30 June, 9.30am: Celebration Service. FREE

Contact  [email protected]           027 356 9200

Māori Hill School Matariki Celebration

Following a day spent in wānaka learning kōrero, waiata, toi Māori, kapa hapa and mahi kai, Māori Hill School children will share their learning and creations at a special sharing time for whānau and our community. Nau mai, piki mai!

Māori Hill School, 9 Passmore Crescent, Māori Hill

Friday 28 June, 9.30am ‒ 12.40pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]          03 464 0184        maorihill.school.nz