Celebrate Matariki national broadcast
Join hosts Stacey Morrison and Mātai Smith for live coverage of the festivities, beginning at dawn with a traditional Hautapu ceremony. Informative and entertaining, Celebrate Matariki - Mānawatia a Matariki - invites all of Aotearoa to both understand the old traditions and to be part of creating new ones of our own.
Remember and honour our culture, heritage and community, with a walk-through journey through fire, imagery and stories. This immersive experience includes projections, displays, performances, fire and light.
Pēwhairangi Matariki Festival – Bay of Islands
Matariki Pēwhairangi Bay of Islands is packed with events to feed your mind, body, and soul!
Story-telling, cultural experiences, Matariki-inspired feasts, artisan markets, music, family fun, and some of the best star-gazing opportunities in the land. There is a full programme of Matariki events for everyone across Paihia, Kerikeri, Russell, and beyond.
Matariki Festival 2022 Auckland
Tāmaki Makaurau are hosting a series of events and celebrations across the city for Matariki. Highlights include the Umu Kohukohu Whetū, kapa haka, Manu Aute Kite Day, Matariki on the Move, Te Korakora Concert and more!
Matariki ki Waikato
The Matariki ki Waikato (MKW) festival celebrations see in our Maaori new year with events that collectively aspire to create a more prosperous future for our communities. We commence with a dawn ceremony that commemorates the birth date of King Koroki and continue with Kaupapa Maaori events that span across the arts, music, hauora, taiao and education. We acknowledge the bounty of the Waikato rohe, including our Kiingitanga, histories, whenua, and peoples.
Matariki – Tauranga Moana 2022
The theme for the Matariki Tauranga Moana 2022 programme of events is Tupuārangi: Heavenly Treasures. Explore the Pae Korokī, take part in a Matariki Star Hunt, visit the Manākitanga – Whakairo Exhibition and more.
Matariki Dish Challenge
Restaurants are taking part in the city’s inaugural Matariki Dish Challenge, which will see special Matariki themed dishes added to their menus.
Festival of Lights: Winter Pop-Up
New Plymouth will be illuminating the cbD from the Huatoki Plaza to the Coastal walkway in four nights of live performance, kights, kai and whānau friendly entertainment in celebration of Matariki and Puanga. https://www.festivaloflights.nz/winter-pop-up/
We are lighting up the sky with a fabulous fireworks display to celebrate the Māori New Year. Food trucks will be on site on the Matariki Fireworks night only. (visit our Facebook page for updates.)
Te Huihui-o-Matariki 2022
This festival will showcase local kapa haka and pasifika groups, as well as multi award-winning singer Ria Hall. There will be a variety or arts, crafts and kai available for the Mākete Pō night market and families can enjoy a range of outdoor entertainment including waka ama, outdoor light art displays and fireworks.
Tīrama Mai – Ōtautahi
Tīrama Mai is bringing the light to Ōtautahi – Christchurch this winter with a lighting festival celebrating Matariki
Mana Moana: Ōtepoti
Over three nights, water and light will combine in a breath-taking and poignant cinematic experience for the whole family, created by Māori and Pāsifikā artists.
To complement the festivities a food night market is planned, alongside hospitality offerings from established eateries in the area.
The inaugural Matariki Mackenzie will take place in Takapō, with cultural activities, kai and kōrero under the world’s largest gold dark sky reserve. https://matarikimackenzie.co.nz/
Te Kōpua Marae Matariki Wānanga
A Matariki wānanga for a rōpū of future hapū leaders, teaching tauira to view and understand Matariki/Pūanga and rongoā Māori from the local hapū lens. Delivered by Hapū Rangatira, Ngāti Maniapoto Karakia Expert & Mātauranga Māori Masters Lecturer - Shane Te Ruki. Be guided through your hapū traditions, strengthen your connection to your whanaunga and set your aspirations for the New Year.
Registrations are open to descendant of Unu & Hinemārama, age 18-40.
Matariki ki Waitomo
Experience the Matariki story and enrich your knowledge with a magical week of Matariki celebrations, as we celebrate the theme of rebirth. Immerse yourself in the stories of the stars, the glowworms and the cultural history, and visit Waitomo for a tour, workshop or special event. With themed kai, kōrero, music performances and more, there’s something for everyone.
Ngā Whiti Ātaahua | A Gift of Poetry & Song for Matariki 2022
For more info: https://tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz/events/nga-whiti-ataahua/
Kupu Māori Writers Festival
The first edition of KUPU: Ngā Ringa Tuhituhi’, a Māori writers festival, will premiere this year as a precursor to NZ’s first Matariki public holiday. KUPU will be held from 12- 18 June 2022 in Rotorua to celebrate Māori writers - past, present and future.
Everyone can attend this festival - readers, established writers, upcoming writers, book lovers, young people, and the wider community. Programme and ticket are available on www.kupufestival.co.nz.
Matariki Rotorua – Te Umukohukohu Whetū Civic Ceremony
To honour Matariki being observed as a public holiday, Rotorua is hosting a civic event on the shore of Lake Rotorua.
Locals, visitors, and whānau are invited to attend the city’s inaugural Matariki civic ceremony at Motutara Point. This event will provide the public with an opportunity to participate in an umu kohukohu whetū ceremony- a traditional way Māori exercised reciprocity with the atua and stars. Dress warmly, bring torches and allow 20 minutes to walk to the ceremony. Karakia will start at 5:30am
Mokopuna Matariki Disco
Matariki is a significant event for many indigenous cultures throughout world. With the support and guidance of their tuakana, mokopuna will learn about the creation, cultural significances and effects of Matariki.
Mokopuna Matariki provides an opportunity to:
· Bring our community together to celebrate the Māori New Year together
· Bring about an understanding of 'Matariki' through facilitated learning, games and activities
· Provide an opportunity for the rangatahi o Ngāti Rangiwewehi to organise this event supported by their pakeke.
· Provide a space for reflection and goal setting moving into the new year.
· Experience the practical aspects of Matariki.
In conjunction with Te Paparere-ā-Rātōrua Marae (Hinemihi Marae) and Ngāti Tarāwhai Iwi Trust, we’re bringing you a series of wānanga & events in the lead up to Matariki.
*Rongoā wānanga – Learn more about rongoā Māori to help you and your whānau during the time of Matariki. (18 June, 10am - 3:30pm)
*Whaikōrero & karanga wānanga – How to incorporate mōteatea into your whaikōrero or karanga (19 June, 10am - 3:30pm)
*Tamariki wānanga – Learn haka, waiata, games and activities that pertain to Matariki and Ngā Kāhui Whetū. (12 years and under) (21 June, 4-7pm
*Te Hautapu & Parakuihi – Experience a Hautapu on our Marae and enjoy parakuihi served by our ringawera. (22 June, 5:30am)
All of the above wānanga will give you a chance to learn more about Matariki and grow our understanding of te reo Māori.
Registrations are required as spaces are limited
Te Pō Kitakita
Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa ra! Nau mai haere mai! Come and join us for Matariki kōrero, celebrations, art activities, and live music. We will have education stations around The Arts Village building, talking about the stars and their meanings. Star Gazing (weather dependant) run by the Rotorua Astronomy Club anda Matariki themed photo booth.
Our Matariki exhibition, Under the Stars, will also be on in the Wallis Gallery to view throughout the night. Our onsite cafe, Hello Stranger on Hinemaru, will be open for hot chocolates, coffee and kai!
https://www.artsvillage.org.nz , https://www.facebook.com/RotoruaArtsVillage
This Matariki celebration is big for te ao Māori as it’s the first annual day that celebrates what we now know was practiced by our tūpuna, we wanted to celebrate it at our Marae. Our Marae had laid dormant for over 40 years up until 2019 when our Tupuna Whare Rahurahu was revived. This event is one of many that are bringing the people back and giving life to our Marae.
Matariki @ Mourea
Matariki whānau day with activities and Concert out at Te Tākinga Marae in Mourea.
A call for the hapū of Ngāti Te Takinga and wider Ngāti Pikiao to return home to the marae to feast, spend time together and to celebrate with food and music. The event signals the start of an annual pilgrimage for whānau to pay homage to home, family and identity. We will learn about our environment including teaching whānau about the star constellations, navigation and the significance of Matariki at Mourea.
Please ensure you are dressed warmly (and you may need a torch for the evening)
Car parking at the new tennis courts - you can now hīkoi along the new pathway under the bridge next to the channel.
Puanga karakia ki Putiki, Te Awa Tupua o Whanganui
Gather together for karakia to celebrate Puanga.
Timaru CBD Matariki Night Market
After the success of last year's inaugural Matariki Night Market in Timaru, run by the Timaru CBDGroup and the Timaru Artisan Farmers Market, it's back again for 2022, but much, much bigger!
This year the market, featuring food and craft stalls, will stretch along Stafford Street, from the Bay Hill to George Street, and there will be three entertainment spots, where buskers, kapa haka groups and fire dancers will be performing, plus there will also be light installations.
Matariki ki Ōtautahi – FREE Concert & Livestream
Head over to the James Hay Theatre to celebrate Matariki and enjoy some of the region’s top kapa haka and Pasifika groups and local bands including high-energy, funk-laced locals Dillastrate. Te reo champion Anton Matthews and Tahu FM announcer Jason Phillips are your MCs along with special guest William Waiirua bringing his own special brand of “wowwee” to the show.
The concert runs from 10am – 2pm. If you can’t make it to the James Hay Theatre, tune in on the livestream available via the Waka On Avon Face Book page. https://www.facebook.com/wakaonavon/
The line-up includes: Te Pao a Tahu, Kotahitanga - New Generation, Waitaha Kōhao Hōu, Rehua Marae Kaumātua Choir, Pasifika groups, Ngairo Heretaunga Quartet, Huakina and Dillastrate.
Hineuru Iwi Trust invites Iwi members of Ngati Hineuru to join, reflect, and celebrate Matariki at this year’s Hineuru Hautapu.
In addition to the Matariki celebration will be the Waipunga Falls gift back. As a part of our Deed of Settlement, Hineuru Iwi Trust was gifted from the Crown Waipunga Falls, conditional on the agreement that the falls would be returned to the Crown after four years. Due to Covid, the gift back has been delayed; however, it seemed fitting to include the gift back as part of the Matariki celebration.
Ngā Mata o Te Ariki
A wānanga series by Te Kono: Mātauranga a Te Whare Pora. Connecting Te Whare Pora activities to Te Aratohu Maramataka. Weaving of Kupenga, Māra Kete and Waikawa- Hautapu Ceremony. (Gifted to local hapū who have kai mara and divers). Evaluating the use of and modification of “Kete”.
Te Paki o Matariki ki Hauraki
Te Paki o Matariki ki Hauraki is a big event for the people of Pare Hauraki. We will gather at Mātai Whetū marae to celebrate this prestigious event by the way of Umu Kohukohu, karakia, karanga, waiata and kai.
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