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Matariki School Holiday-Waitakere Central Library


Waitakere Central Library, 3 Ratanui Street, Henderson

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Tuesday 16 July 2024

Wednesday 17 July 2024

Thursday 18 July 2024





Paper Weaving: https://events.humanitix.com/matariki-adult-paper-weaving-waitakere-central-library-wednesday-17-july-10-30am-12-30pm

String & Nail Whetū: https://events.humanitix.com/string-and-nail-whetu-waitakere-central-library-thursday-18-july-10am-12pm

Tuku Atu Tuku Mai -Tukutuku Weaving Workshop:

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Matariki Events at Te Kōpua.

Wednesday 10 July, 10:30am-11:30am, Robogals workshop

Robogals is a student-run organization that aims to increase the diversity in STEM degrees in Aotearoa, by engaging our tamariki in fun and engaging workshops with robotics and engineering!

These careers can help our tamariki and rangatahi to help care for the whenua in the future.

Thursday 11 July, 10am - 11am Caring for the whenua Auckland Zoo on conservation

Auckland Zoo’s conservation learning team will be visiting to share a mindful moment after Matariki.

Rather than giving presents, it is aboutbeing present - creating memories with whānau, reflecting on the past year, and preparing the environment that supports us for the year to come.

Connect to Matariki, Papatūānuku and the Zoo and our wider natural environment with a range of hands-on activities that help to translate curiousity and compassion into meaningful actions for the coming year.

Friday 12 July, 1pm -3pm Tuku Atu Tuku Mai -Tukutuku Weaving Workshop

Tukutuku weaving is a beautiful and traditional Māori art form that uses intricate patterns to convey stories and history. Each pattern holds deep cultural significance and tells a unique tale. Weave your own story by learning eight patterns in this workshop. Limited spaces are available, registrations required.

Saturday 13 July 12pm - 3pm Dungeons and Dragons

Join us at Waitākere Central Library for a Matariki space-faring Dungeons and Dragons adventure!

Pre-generated character sheets and dice will be provided. New and experienced players welcome! Ages 12+ First come, first served. Spaces are very limited. Starting at 12pm sharp, and ending 3pm.

Tuesday 16 July | 10:30am - 12pm Te Kapowai - Dragonflies with West Auckland Hospice

Rituals play an important role in helping people mark significant life events. Hospice West Auckland use is the story of the Dragonfly – Te Kapowai, which is shared with families whose loved one has died in our care.  Come along and bring comfort and hope to those dealing with loss in their time of need by making beautiful dragonflies as keepsakes for families who have lost a loved one.

Wednesday 17 July, 10:30am -12:30pm Matariki paper weaving with the Recreators-Adult Activity

Join us in commemorating the Māori New Year by embracing the ancient tradition of weaving. We will use two weaving techniques: Weaving Matariki motifs using colourful paper strips, plus we will also use small cardboard looms to create a woven square. This is a mindful workshop that is great for connecting communities.

Thursday 18 July, 10am -12pm String & nail art with the Recreators

For kids 7+ or 5+ with a supervising caregiver. In this workshop, kids will learn a very seventies craft making a comeback... string and nail art!

In this Matariki class, we will be making whetu! (stars). We will be painting, hammering and then weaving string between the nails to make shapes and patterns.

This is a great class to help children learn how to use a hammer!

Sun 16 June - Sun 21 July Te Kōpua Wishing Tree

A passive activation of a tree display, for people to write their wishes for the new year and place them into the tree, as well as honouring whānau or friends who have passed in the last year by releasing them to the stars.  Supported by Threadworks.

15 June – end of July The Sandman MARCUS WINTER DIGITAL SCREENING

This year we are very lucky to screen Ngā Whetu o Matariki/The Stars of Matariki, a story composed by Marcus Winter (Ngāpuhi) also known as the Sandman. A largely self-taught artist, Marcus’s work has achieved both critical and commercial success across Aotearoa and the Pacific.

Marcus’s artistic passion stems from his culture, ancestry, and desire to promote and preserve Te Aō Māori on an international scale.

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