Ōku Moana (My Oceans)

Puaka Matariki is a time to plan ahead for future harvests and to think about the impacts of ocean warming, rising sea levels and ocean acidification on Te Tai o Araiteuru, our local coastal and harbour ecosystems.

Brought to you by Down The Rabbit Hole and the Sandpit Collective, Ōku Moana (My Oceans) is an Art and Science Exhibition featuring a family-friendly flotilla of creative hands-on activities including art-making, demonstrations, workshops and storytelling celebrating the realm of Takaroa-whaiariki.

A full list of daily activities can be found on the Festival website and at bit.ly/2McbIoC.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ōku Moana (My Oceans) is supported by Creative New Zealand.

Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street, Dunedin

Monday 9 July – Friday 13 July, 10am – 4pm. FREE

Closing celebration (BYO fish+ chip night): Friday 13 July, 6pm

Contact 027 473 9127    bit.ly/2McbIoC

Beeswax Wrap Workshop – Plastic Free July

Do away with plastic wrap! Join Senorita AweSUMO in fabricating your own quality beeswax wraps to seal the goodness into your leftovers. Using a long-lasting recipe of beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil on washed cotton, these conscious kai covers come in various sizes 20‒40cm². Children must be supervised by an adult.

Stitch Kitchen, 88 Vogel Street, Dunedin

Monday 9 July, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm. $10 each, $45 for five

Limited places, registration is recommended – email hello@senoritaawesumo.com to book

Contact bit.ly/2y4aVTH                stitchkitchen.nz

Ōku Moana (My Oceans)

Puaka Matariki is a time to plan ahead for future harvests and to think about the impacts of ocean warming, rising sea levels and ocean acidification on Te Tai o Araiteuru, our local coastal and harbour ecosystems.

Brought to you by Down The Rabbit Hole and the Sandpit Collective, Ōku Moana (My Oceans) is an Art and Science Exhibition featuring a family-friendly flotilla of creative hands-on activities including art-making, demonstrations, workshops and storytelling celebrating the realm of Takaroa-whaiariki.

A full list of daily activities can be found on the Festival website and at bit.ly/2McbIoC.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ōku Moana (My Oceans) is supported by Creative New Zealand.

Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street, Dunedin

Monday 9 July – Friday 13 July, 10am – 4pm. FREE

Closing celebration (BYO fish+ chip night): Friday 13 July, 6pm

Contact 027 473 9127    bit.ly/2McbIoC

Matariki Flag-making Workshop with Simon Kaan

Make your own Matariki flag! Join celebrated Ngāi Tahu artist Simon Kaan in researching Māori astronomical understanding of the Matariki cluster, then create your very own printed Matariki star flag to take home.

Part of the Hāhakaranga Arts and Science Project.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Monday 9 July, 9am ‒ 12pm and 1‒4pm. FREE – bookings essential

Book at the Toitū reception desk or by telephone

Contact 03 477 5052      toituosm.com

Simon Kaan – Ngā Ringatoi o Tahu

Songs of Moana

Aloha! Get the whānau together for an early evening performance guaranteed to be a great start to Puaka Matariki and the school holiday break.

The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Grammy nominated Te Vaka to perform their hit music from the award-winning Disney blockbuster Moana.

This promises to be an explosive show with orchestra, singers and dancers providing an unforgettable musical experience!

Dunedin Town Hall, 200 Moray Place, Dunedin

Sunday 8 July, 5pm

Ticket sales through Ticketmaster, Forsyth Barr Stadium and the Regent Theatre at 03 477 8597 or 0800 111 999 and ticketmaster.co.nz

Contact info@dso.org.nz              03 477 5623      dso.org.nz

Wildlife Hospital Kōrero

Puaka Matariki is the ideal time to be thinking about how we can help take care of our environment.

The Wildlife Hospital opened just this year and works with DOC and the Otago Polytechnic School of Veterinary Nursing to care for many of our endangered animal species.

Come and hear one of The Wildlife Hospital specialists talk about what staff do, what kind of mammals and birds they treat, and what you can do to help. Everyone is welcome!

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon Dunedin

Sunday 8 July, 3pm. FREE

Contact lcullen@dcc.govt.nz       03 474 3249              dunedin.art.museum

Matariki Vintage Portraits – Ngā Rā o Mua, Days Gone Past

Celebrate days gone past with special Puaka Matariki portraits, professionally photographed by Imeleta Caldwell. Dress up in provided traditional and vintage Māori and Settler costume, and bring along any taoka or vintage items you wish to include in your 8×10 portrait. Brockville School pupil art works will make a suitably starry backdrop!

Brockville School Learning Centre, 263 Brockville Road, Brockville

Saturdays and Sundays, 7‒22 July, 10am ‒ 5pm. $25 per sitting

Book your one-hour session online at ticketsuite.co.nz/view-event/105

Contact Irene Puru         027 266 2184              info@ticketsuite.co.nz

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Service

You are invited to our Family Church Service. Join us in celebrating this midwinter season of wānaka (learning) and whanaukataka (community spirit). The service will include waiata, hīmene, children’s activities, stories, and a time of remembrance for our loved ones. Tikanga Wakari – Wakari School kapa haka will perform, and the morning will conclude with kai (morning tea). Haere mai tātou!

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Sunday 8 July, 9.30am. FREE

Contact  brendon@churchatflagstaff.co.nz           027 356 9200

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Big Lounge Concert

Join us for a winter evening of music and fun. This will be whānau time ‒ all are welcome! Haere mai ki te rūma konohete nui! There will be a variety of musical items, featuring several local musicians and singers including Malcolm Gordon, Toni Shanks, Justine Pierre and the Flagstaff Community Choir. This will be a child-friendly zone; some other activities for children will be available during the concert including making lanterns! Families with young children might like to bring along their kai (fish + chips or other) and have a ‘lounge meal’. Hot drinks will be served throughout the evening.

Please bring a koha which will go towards our Food for the Homeless project. Nāku te rourou nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi – with your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari, Dunedin

Saturday 7 July, 5.30‒7.30pm. Koha

Contact suetim.mepham@gmail.com      027 250 0944

Tamariki Light Workshop

Puaka Matariki is a great time to have a look at the way our universe behaves. Investigate reflection, refraction and colour vision with Esther Haines (Outreach Coordinator, Department of Physics, University of Otago). Lots of fun guaranteed!

Designed for ages 7 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Saturday 7 July, 1‒3pm. $5 cash only; limited numbers – bookings advised.

Book at the DPAG reception desk or by telephone

Contact lcullen@dcc.govt.nz       03 474 3249              dunedin.art.museum

UNTITLED (D21.281 GALARI BARGAN) 2018
Jonathan Jones
(b.1978 Australia, Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi nations)
Fluorescent tubes and fittings, electrical cable
Courtesy the artist and Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland