Marae Idol

Returning by popular demand! Te Roopū Tautoko ki Te Tonga is proud to again host the Puaka Matariki Festival’s longest burning star event. Grab the team, grab the guitar, and sing in the Māori New Year at Araiteuru Marae. Nau mai, haere mai, puoro mai – everyone is welcome!

Give it your solo or group best in one of three categories – tamariki and rakatahi (children and teens), kā mātua (parents), and kaumātua (elders). The whole whānau is encouraged to participate, or enjoy the spectacle.

Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland Street, Wakari

Thursday 26 July, 6‒9.30pm. FREE

Contact dennis@tautoko.maori.nz           027 555 5522

Ōtepoti Pasifika Weavers Hui

Share in the knowledge of our tūpuna! Whānau Māori, Pasifika Aiga and all who are interested in weaving are invited to this special hui to be held at Araiteuru Marae.

Materials have already been gathered and kaiako will be travelling from far afield to pass on this taoka tuku iho (heirloom wisdom). Whether you’re starting out or looking to add to your skills, you can expect a fun-filled day and expert guidance from across Moananui a Kiwa. Nau mai, haere mai!

A kōhanga run by experienced kaitiaki will be on site for preschoolers, and kaimirimiri available too. Please bring koha to help cover costs. In case of tangi alternative venue TBA.

Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland Street, Wakari

Tuesday 10 July, 9.30am – 2pm. Koha

Contact  mereanasmith1677@gmail.com             027 494 2389