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Matariki 27 Jun 2022

Lighting up for Matariki

Matariki sparkles above us at this time of the year. But it isn’t the only thing that is sparkling for us.

Matariki 27 Jun 2022

Move and Sing

Matariki Festival provides everyone in Tāmaki Makaurau with the opportunity to enjoy events that showcase the talents of Māori performers.

Matariki 23 Jun 2022

Kei te tuapae o Tāmaki Makaurau te Taiopenga nui whakaharahara o Matariki / Biggest Matariki Festival on the horizon for Tāmaki Makaurau

Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Council and iwi partner Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are pleased to announce the return of Matariki Festival.

Matariki 23 Jun 2022

Birds in the air

Matariki Festival provides great opportunities to have fun together with your loved ones thanks to the Māori tradition of kite flying.

Development 21 Jun 2022

Matariki ki te Manawa flicks the switch on new beginnings for our city centre

A super-sized lighting and sculptural experience will illuminate the city centre / te pokapū o te tāone in a series of 25 events and installations from 21 June to 16 July.

Development 16 Jun 2022

Matariki ki te Manawa: step by step

Get set to walk the footsteps of centuries past, feel the depth of our Matariki kaupapa and witness it in contemporary form.

Matariki 13 Jun 2022

How to make traditional poi at home

Perfect for the whole whānau, here’s everything you need to craft home-made poi, complete with easy-to-follow pictures and instructions.

Auckland's Future In Progress 10 Jun 2022

Auckland’s city centre reaches for the stars

As  Matariki rises above the horizon in the north-eastern skies of Tāmaki Makaurau, the whāriki / welcome mat at Te Komititanga will be laid out and Matariki ki te Manawa - Matariki at the heart – will begin. 

Matariki 10 Jun 2022

Five stellar spots to see the stars this Matariki

It is time to turn your face to the north-eastern skies and peel your eyes for the constellation known as Matariki.

Matariki 10 Jun 2022

Making connections with iwi partners Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

As Tāmaki Makaurau gears up for Matariki, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Chair Marama Royal tells us what they’re doing to help Aucklanders celebrate and remember this year’s Matariki.

Matariki 9 Jun 2022

Nine ways to celebrate Matariki

As Tāmaki Makaurau gets ready for Matariki, here are nine ways you can celebrate the Māori New Year with whānau and friends - one for each star in the cluster.

Matariki 18 May 2022

Celebrating Matariki - let’s make a kite

As well as stargazing, kite-flying is another reason to look to the skies during Matariki. Check out our guide for making your own home-made kite to celebrate this centuries-old Māori tradition with your whānau.