Whanaukataka Matariki

Bring your ideas, your reflections and your family! This year, the North East Valley community will join together to share kai and to kōrero over how we celebrate and what our future Matariki Huka Nui may look like. As a community-led organisation, the Valley Project wants you and your whānau involved – all are welcome! A plate is appreciated, but not essential.  

The Valley Project Community Rooms, 258 North Road, North East Valley

Thursday 4 July, 5.30‒7.30pm. Koha

Contact tess@northeastvalley.org           03 473 8614              northeastvalley.org

Bathgate Park AROHA NUI Festival

 

Celebrate life, learning and togetherness! Come together to reflect on the past, share stories and make plans for the year ahead, remembering to respect and care for our natural world so that our future generations are able to enjoy it, in the way that we are able to.

Join the Bathgate Park School Arts Team in the school hall for karakia followed by an evening of kai and luminary local entertainment. Nau mai, haere mai!

Bathgate Park School, 213 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin

Thursday 4 July, 5.30‒9pm. Koha

Contact lisa@bathgatepark.school.nz     03 455 3421

Mauri Hauora Workshop & Romiromi Māori Healing Bodywork Sessions

Romiromi Māori Healing Bodywork Sessions

Tihei mauri ora! The new year brings new beginnings and is a perfect time to release what doesn’t enhance your wellbeing. Assess, uplift and strengthen your hauora (holistic health) and sense of self (mana takata) with Ariana Sutton (Kāi Tahu) who shares tools to add to your wellness kete and pass on to whānau.

The workshop includes kōhatu kōrero, rongoā māori, mauri tau (relaxation) and mauri movement techniques. Follow this with one-to-one healing; session times to suit.

Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin

Workshop: Tuesday 2 July, 5.30‒7.30pm.

One-to-one sessions: Thursday 4 July, all day.

$50 each; limited numbers – registration advised

Contact tu.manawa3@gmail.com             027 428 0046      facebook.com/arianas1

Mauri Hauora Workshop & Romiromi Māori Healing Bodywork Sessions

Mauri Hauora Workshop

Tihei mauri ora! The new year brings new beginnings and is a perfect time to release what doesn’t enhance your wellbeing. Assess, uplift and strengthen your hauora (holistic health) and sense of self (mana takata) with Ariana Sutton (Kāi Tahu) who shares tools to add to your wellness kete and pass on to whānau.

The workshop includes kōhatu kōrero, rongoā māori, mauri tau (relaxation) and mauri movement techniques. Follow this with one-to-one healing; session times to suit.

Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin

Workshop: Tuesday 2 July, 5.30‒7.30pm.

One-to-one sessions: Thursday 4 July, all day.

$50 each; limited numbers – registration advised

Contact tu.manawa3@gmail.com            027 428 0046              facebook.com/arianas1

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Weekend

Sunday Celebration Service

People of all faiths are invited to join in our New Year weekend of celebration in which we strengthen our community spirit, give thanks to God for the year that has been, take some time to remember those we have lost and look to the year ahead with some resolve. There will be waiata, hīmene, kapa haka, kōrero, hands-on activities, and fun! Kaputī follows all events. Haere mai tātou!

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Friday 28 June, 7‒8.30pm: Whare Rangatahi youth club. FREE

Saturday 29 June, 10am ‒ 3pm: Waiata workshop; 1‒3pm: Native tree planting. FREE

Sunday 30 June, 9.30am: Celebration Service. FREE

Treasured Plants Tour

Walk and talk with knowledgeable guides to learn about traditional uses of native plants displayed in the NZ native plant collection. Rua McCallum (Ngāi Tahu) will focus on plants used for the manufacture of textiles. Author Rob Tipa (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) will look at some of the treasured taoka plants used in daily life by early Southern Māori. Musician Alistair Fraser will compare live plants with their final form as traditional Māori musical instruments. The Botanic Garden’s latest brochure, Treasured Plants Trail will also be launched.

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Opoho – location will be notified on booking

Saturday 29 June, 1.30‒3pm, rain or shine. FREE; limited places – registration essential

Contact dcc@dcc.govt.nz             03 477 4000

 

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Weekend

Saturday Waiata Workshop and Native Tree Planting

People of all faiths are invited to join in our New Year weekend of celebration in which we strengthen our community spirit, give thanks to God for the year that has been, take some time to remember those we have lost and look to the year ahead with some resolve. There will be waiata, hīmene, kapa haka, kōrero, hands-on activities, and fun! Kaputī follows all events. Haere mai tātou!

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Friday 28 June, 7‒8.30pm: Whare Rangatahi youth club. FREE

Saturday 29 June, 10am ‒ 3pm: Waiata workshop; 1‒3pm: Native tree planting. FREE

Sunday 30 June, 9.30am: Celebration Service. FREE

Contact  brendon@churchatflagstaff.co.nz           027 356 9200

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Weekend

Friday Whare Rangatahi Youth Club

People of all faiths are invited to join in our New Year weekend of celebration in which we strengthen our community spirit, give thanks to God for the year that has been, take some time to remember those we have lost and look to the year ahead with some resolve. There will be waiata, hīmene, kapa haka, kōrero, hands-on activities, and fun! Kaputī follows all events. Haere mai tātou!

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Friday 28 June, 7‒8.30pm: Whare Rangatahi youth club. FREE

Saturday 29 June, 10am ‒ 3pm: Waiata workshop; 1‒3pm: Native tree planting. FREE

Sunday 30 June, 9.30am: Celebration Service. FREE

Contact  brendon@churchatflagstaff.co.nz           027 356 9200

Matariki Huka Nui


Roslyn Njenhuis photography

For the sixth year running, the North East Valley community will join together for shared kai and conversation as we enjoy a hāngī in celebration of the season.

The whakataukī or proverb “Matariki huka nui” means “Pleiades has many companions” – this event will bring many people together to celebrate the strengths, the joy and the aroha within our community, creating new connections and strengthening relationships. All are welcome!

Matariki Huka Nui is supported by Auahi Kore.

Ngā Maara Hall, Sacred Heart School, 63 North Road, North East Valley

Saturday 28 July, 2‒9pm. Koha

Ticket required – collect from the Valley Project Community Rooms, 262 North Road, North East Valley, Tuesday 3 July ‒ Friday 6 July and Tuesday 24 July ‒ Friday 27 July, 9am‒4pm

Ticket numbers are limited!

Contact destynee.poutama@gmail.com           027 300 8800     northeastvalley.org

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