Celebrate Māori New Year @ Toitū

Raranga Workshops

Explore the Māori art form of raranga (weaving). Whether you’re new to weaving or are looking for an opportunity to further develop your practice, this programme offers a range of project-based tasks to learn about the cultural practices of toi (arts) with master weaver Amber Bridgman. All materials supplied.

Introductory Workshop:

Join Amber for a hands-on three hour session learning the basics of how to weave. This is a beginner’s level workshop, so no previous experience is required. Suitable for ages 14+.

Bookings essential.

Josephine Foyer

 

** Note: this introductory wānaka has been moved from Saturday 10 July to Tuesday 13 July **

Celebrate Māori New Year @ Toitū

Raranga Workshops

Explore the Māori art form of raranga (weaving). Whether you’re new to weaving or are looking for an opportunity to further develop your practice, this programme offers a range of project-based tasks to learn about the cultural practices of toi (arts) with master weaver Amber Bridgman. All materials supplied.

Intermediate Workshops:

Build on your weaving skills and learn a variety of techniques and designs to increase the scale of your project and advance your skills in mahi raranga. Previous experience is required.

Bookings essential.

Josephine Foyer

The Guest House

The Guest House is a new offering from Ake Ake Theatre Company for Te Tau Hou Māori 2021.

Enter a theatrical journey of divination through the gates of the magical Aramoana Castle: part Puppet Theatre, part Shrine, part Wānaka. Your tour guide will lead you into The Guest House to meet the mysterious Guests as they divine their secrets for the coming year, and maybe some of your own!

Inspired by the stars of Matariki, expect beautiful language, fabulous dancers and live musicians, special guests, and shimmering, sparkling love to set clear your path for the new year.  Dress for the weather.

Books essential. Ticket price includes transport from town.

Otago Museum – Light of the Stars: Mārama ā-Whetū

Planetarium Show

Celebrate the Puaka Matariki Festival with a visit to the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium for the film Light of the Stars: Mārama ā-Whetū, which explores Māori sky lore, myths and legends relating to the southern night sky.

The show is narrated in English and tells the story of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa New Zealand, highlighting New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features.

Restricted to ages 3 and up.
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

10.30am daily, Monday 13 – Sunday 19 July
Perpetual Guardian Planetarium
Adults $12, Children $7

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 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

Otago Museum – Puaka Matariki Makerspace

Puaka Matariki is a time for celebration, reflection, sharing knowledge, and preparing the soil for the next harvest.

This colder time is also a great excuse to come to the Makerspace tables and get crafting. Get creative making your own Puaka Planisphere greeting card and a super cool Twirly Whirly.

These self-guided, family-friendly activities are a great way to spend an hour, or three!

All day, Monday 6 – Friday 17 July
Atrium Level 1

Otago Museum – Puaka Matariki Gallery Trail

Puaka Matariki is a time for celebration, reflection, sharing knowledge, and preparing the soil for the next harvest. This colder time is a great excuse to explore the Museum, wander the galleries, and discover something new.

Otago Museum gallery trails are a perfect day out during long school holidays. Take your favourite small person on a hunt through the Museum and follow the clues to collect your reward!

OM Gallery Trail

Daily, Saturday 4 – Sunday 19 July

Collect your free trail from the Otago Museum Info Desk

UKU // UTU

Curated by Jesse-James Pickery (Ngā Puhi) and Māia Abraham (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāi Tūhoe), UKU // UTU is a period of wānaka and of exhibition. Investigating uku (clay) as a visual arts medium and giver of life, artists, guests and visitors will collaborate over six weeks of public events that reimagine the structure and function of exhibition making and presentation within a contemporary experimental framework.

To learn more about UKU // UTU, the curators, collaborators and events, visit blueoyster.org.nz

Te Tio Kikorangi Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling Street, Dunedin

Wednesday 17 July – Saturday 24 August. FREE

Contact [email protected]       03 479 0197        blueoyster.org.nz

Wānaka Kanikani AroHā – Regenerative Movement, Connected Communities

Join Kāi Tahu dancers Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann and Cathy Livermore in a special, inclusive programme enabling greater connections to self within a Te Ao Māori framework through guided movement, kōrero and Māori Mindfulness. If you are a mover or not, this wānaka will wake, shake and free up your mind, body and spirit. Come for the day or for a session, all ages and abilities are welcome!

Wānaka Kanikani AroHā is supported by Auahi Kore.

Malcam Trust, 45 Māori Road (Jubilee Park), Dunedin

Sunday 7 July, 9am – 5pm$30 for the day – bookings advised

Programme details available upon request 

Contact [email protected]                  022 674 1164

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              otago.ac.nz/library/hocken/