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06 July 2019

Te Wairua O Matariki

Free Event

Victoria St Reserve and Band Rotunda

3:00pm - 11:00pm

Celebration of Matariki- signifying the beginning of Māori New Year.

A range of musicial performances, cultural and art activities, history and that embody the spirit of Matariki.  

Kumara bake off - sweet and savoury catergories.  

Interactive fire jam.  Have a go at fire spinning with Circus Kumarani

Bands, DJ, Food Stalls, Kids Activities, Storytelling, Craft Stalls and much more.

Aotearoa New Zealand is in celebration mode with the arrival of Matariki, a significant time in the New Zealand cultural calendar marking the beginning of Māori New Year.

 Each year the Matariki cluster of stars - known to astronomers as Pleiades or the Seven Sisters - rises in New Zealand skies. Believed to have formed more than 100 million years ago the cluster plays a pivotal role in modern and ancient Māori mythology.


Contact: Janeen Hunter | Phone: 027 241 6409 | Email: 027 241 6409