Matariki Festival 2018
Matariki Festival 2018
Experience the wonder of Tamaki Makaurau coming alive with the sights, sounds & tastes of Matariki Festival from the 30th June to the 22nd July.

There's over 100 events on offer as part of this year's festivities - here's just but a taste of what you can expect!
Matariki Festival 2018
Matariki Dawn Karakia - Matariki

30 Jun 2018

Herald the Maori New Year at Arataki Visitor Centre, hosted by Te Kawerau a Maki. Commemorate those who have passed, acknowledge those who remain and bless the new year with karanga, the sounds of ancient karakia, waiata and a haka composed specifically to mark this special occasion. Following the blessing there will be a light breakfast, entertainment and the opportunity to learn more about Te...
InMotion Matariki

21 Jul 2018

InMotion Matariki is an inclusive, illuminated, all-wheels parade along Auckland’s waterfront. Touch Compass, New Zealand’s leading inclusive performance art company, invites Aucklanders and their families to decorate their bicycles and wheelchairs and enjoy fun and informative performances as they meander along the waterfront. The parade starts at Silo Park, with a karanga and collaborative p...
Manu Aute Kite Day - Matariki

08 Jul 2018

Manu Aute Kite Day celebrates the universal tradition of kite flying across Tamaki Makaurau, with events happening simultaneously in Orakei, Puketapapa (Mt Roskill) and Manurewa. Watch the sky fill with kites of all shapes and sizes, symbolically connecting heaven and earth. There are plenty of opportunities for kite flyers of all ages to send their messages to the heavens. Enjoy an uplifting day ...
Matariki Gourmet Hangi: The Tasting Shed with Chef Ganesh - Matariki

01 Jul 2018

Asiatic delights. In collaboration with hangi master Rewi Spraggon, a number of top-notch restaurants and their famous chefs from across Auckland will put their skills to the test. By expanding their culinary creativity, they will devise menus and dishes that will be cooked in a traditional earth oven. Let your imagination run wild and enjoy culinary cuisine filled with delicious decadence. ...
Matariki Holiday Programme - Matariki

09 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018

Week 1: Be immersed in a world of stars, sea and waka-kaupapa inside a blow-up star dome, with ocean navigators from Te Toki Voyaging Trust. Week 2: Cosy up for short film screenings of the Maori TV show, Waka Warriors. Enjoy hands-on, take-home activities to celebrate the Maori New Year every day. Head out on one of the daily sailings on the Waitemata Harbour. Bookings recommended for sail...
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