The MATARIKI GLOW SHOW is back with an all-new, giant-scale puppet show for tamariki, educators and whānau. The Glow Show’s magical glow-in-the-dark characters will celebrate their first-ever Matariki holiday with you! This huge, upbeat show ‘edu-tains’ and engages the audience, with pātai afterwards. Proudly presented by Little Green Man Productions.
The Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon Ōtepoti Dunedin
Saturday 2 July, 11am. $18.50 – tickets at the box office
Contact: Sarah@glowshow.co.nz | 021772106 | regenttheatre.co.nz/project/wonderland-glow-show
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
Listen to talented and knowledgeable rakatahi Kiringāua Cassidy share stories of his iwi and the legends of this land, including kōrero about the formation of Te Wai Pounamu, the creation narrative from a Kāi Tahu perspective, and the story of the nine Matariki stars. All ages.
Tāngata Whenua gallery Tūhura Otago Museum
Friday 24 – Sunday 26 June, 11am and 12pm. FREE
Contact: 034747474 | otagomuseum.nz
Join Waiariki Parata-Taiapa, our special guest kaikōrero as he shares stories of Puaka and Matariki under the glittering canopy of The Golden Bearing (2014) – a majestic sculpture by leading contemporary artist Reuben Paterson (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi). This family-friendly storytime concludes with an opportunity to enjoy a special evening experience in the exhibition Kai tua o te heti / Beyond the Hedge.
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon Ōtepoti Dunedin
Wednesday 22 June, 5.30pm. FREE
Contact: 034743240 | dunedin.art.museum
Welcome the return of Puaka and Matariki as Rose Shepard teaches us the art of making lanterns. Decorate your lanterns, made from biodegradable materials, with Te Iwa o Matariki to celebrate the Māori New Year and the rising of both Puaka and the Matariki star cluster.
Gig Table Ground Floor Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place Ōtepoti Dunedin
Tuesday 21 June, 4‒8pm. FREE – materials provided
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 034743690 | dunedinlibraries.govt.nz