06 July 2019
Te Wairua O Matariki
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