Matariki Festival 2022

Matariki Festival 2022
The Kāhu Pōkere is the black hawk and is a central figure on the front of the whare tupuna, Tumutumuwhenua at Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Marae.

Mānawatia a Matariki! Celebrate the Māori new year at Matariki Festival.

The star of Auckland’s winter season, Matariki Festival returns with an exciting line-up of more than 85 events region wide from 21 June to 16 July; from captivating kapa haka, to a street party featuring contemporary Māori musicians.

Enjoy kite-flying, delicious kai, lighting shows and cultural events across Auckland – many are free or low-cost.

As we observe our first Matariki public holiday, gather with friends and whānau to celebrate Māori new year and learn more about Matariki – a time to remember loved ones, plan for the future, celebrate the present and honour ancestors.

Visit the website for the full programme, or follow us on Facebook for updates.

Matariki Festival is brought to you by Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland Council with iwi partners Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. 

Nau mai, haere mai – everyone is welcome!

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