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Puaka Matariki Festival is go!

17 Jun , 2017  

Kia ora Whānau The Puaka Matariki Festival is underway, and tino pai! Kā mihi nunui to all who attended the launch and the events that commenced our week-long-plus celebration of Te Ao Māori, wānaka, mahi toi, and whanaukataka. Unfortunately, we have to POSTPONE tomorrow’s Flax and Māori Perfume event. Tania Manuhiri Bell is unable to travel…

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2017 Puaka Matariki Programme

1 Jun , 2017  

It’s up! This year’s schedule of events is now on the Dunedin Puaka Matariki Festival website. Soon a downloadable version will be posted too, so you’ll be able to print one off for yourself to have tucked into your bag when you’re out and about. You’ll see there are dozens of events to participate in, right across the…

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2017 Festival Programme

31 May , 2017  

Whakawhanaukataka

On this year’s programme, there’s something happenening in every corner of our fair city for everyone to get involved in celebrating the Dunedin Puaka Matariki Festival!   Mornington Playcentre Matariki Celebration Friends, whānau, neighbours and life members are invited to learn about and celebrate Māori New Year at Mornington Playcentre with Puaka Matariki craft, kōrero,…

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The Visibility of Puaka (Rigel) and the Matariki (Pleiades) Star Cluster.

8 May , 2017  

This article is by Alan Gilmore, former superintendent of the University of Canterbury Mount John Observatory at Tekapo. The Earth circles the Sun through the year. This causes the Sun to appear to move a little east against the background stars each day. We take our time from the sun, not from the stars, so…

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