LAST DAYS: don’t miss Tūrama in Queen Street

Publish Date : 13 Jul 2022
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Only three days to go before Tūrama – which has been bringing light to Queen Street for Matariki – is dismantled and carefully stored.

Don’t miss super-sized birds / manu flying overhead, ripples of water dancing in light effects under your feet and Horotiu, an enduring influence in the Wai Horotiu valley, welcoming you at Aotea Square.

This glorious lighting and sculptural experience has illuminated the city centre / te pokapū o te tāone as part of Matariki ki te Manawa – Matariki at the heart – since 21 June.

But on 17 July after the festival comes to a close, the Tūrama elements will be taken down.

Watch artist Graham Tipene (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Haua, Ngāti Manu) walk with his whānau among the elements of Tūrama, created collaboratively with Ataahua Papa (Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Ngāti Mahuta), Phil Wihongi (Ngāti Hine) of Auckland Council / Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau, and Angus Muir Design.   

For a step by step guide click here.

Auckland Council, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Heart of the City have presented Matariki ki te Manawa - Matariki at the heart - for all to enjoy. This new city centre programme was part of Matariki Festival brought to the wider Auckland region each winter.

To celebrate the finale of Matariki Festival head to a FREE concert, Te Korakora, on Saturday 16 July from 5pm – 10pm. For details click here.

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