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Matariki Festival 2020

20 Jun 2020 - 15 Jul 2020

When

Saturday 20 June 2020, 7.00am - Wednesday 15 July 2020, 11.59pm


Visit matarikifestival.org.nz/whats-on for the full programme of events

Where

Region wide, Auckland

Cost

Mostly free events

Bookings

Most events do not require booking in advance, head to matarikifestival.org.nz for more information

Contact

matarikifestival@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website

matarikifestival.org.nz

facebook.com/MatarikiFestival

Ko te ahurei whakanui i te mātahi o te tau e haere ake nei!

Matariki Festival is happening and friends and whānau from across Tāmaki Makaurau are all invited to be part of the celebrations that have been reimagined in response to our new normal.

Matariki Festival begins on 20 June with the winter solstice and ends on 15 July as the Matariki stars rise in the pre-dawn sky, ushering in the Māori new year.

Highlights this year include: Matariki Dawn Karakia; Matariki on the Move: Kiriata, Waiata and Kōrero; Te Taumata Kapa Haka: Live and Exhibition; Vector Lights for Matariki Festival and Ahi Kaa.

Head to matarikifestival.org.nz/whats-on to see the full programme of events for Matariki Festival 2020.

Matariki Festival is proudly hosted by Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau in collaboration with Waikato-Tainui, with the support of Vector Lights (principal partner) and Britomart (supporting partner).

Related

Matariki Festival 2020 to close with kōrero, star gazing and waiata

Send wishes to Hiwa i te Rangi the wishing star, bring the whānau to a fun family day of poi making, weaving and waiata, and learn from kōrero and livestreams marking the Māori new year.

Matariki on the Move: Kōrero – Te Whetū o Te Tau

A special online lecture about the Matariki star cluster and its connection to the Māori new year.

Matariki Festival – see the Matariki stars rise

Join Māori astronomy experts and view the Matariki stars from 13 to 15 July, ushering in the Māori new year.