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

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

Māori Hill School Matariki Celebration

Following a day spent in wānaka learning kōrero, waiata, toi Māori, kapa hapa and mahi kai, Māori Hill School children will share their learning and creations at a special sharing time for whānau and our community. Nau mai, piki mai!

Māori Hill School, 9 Passmore Crescent, Māori Hill

Friday 28 June, 9.30am ‒ 12.40pm. FREE

Contact office@maorihill.school.nz          03 464 0184        maorihill.school.nz

Brockville School Matariki Breakfast

Piki mai, tautimai! Brockville School invites their community to join in celebrating Puaka Matariki beginning with karakia and waiata, then kapa haka, shared kai and company, and learning about the stars of the season.

Brockville School Hall, 263 Brockville Road, Brockville

Friday 28 June, 8.30am. FREE

Contact tania@brockville.school.nz         03 476 3717

Te Maingo O Hiwaiterangi – Marae Idol

New name, new venue, but same āhuareka! 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. Nau mai, haere mai, puoro mai te whānau o Araiteuru – everyone is welcome!

This is a smoke free and alcohol and drug free event.

Te Roopū Tauoko Ki Te Tonga, 6 Wolseley Street, Dunedin

Thursday 27 June, 6‒9.30pm. FREE

Contact dennis@tautoko.maori.nz           027 555 5522

Ko kā waiata hei tohu o te whakamutuka o te taurima Puaka Matariki – The Festival Finale

Nau mai ki tō tātou nei ao, te ao o Te Aho Paihere!

Community kapa haka Te Aho Paihere invite everyone to celebrate the season in song, as we close the Puaka Matariki Festival. Two years have passed since Te Aho Paihere first came together, and this performance will reflect on the journey so far with a bracket of kapa haka compositions from the group.

Come early for a good seat, and stay for kaputī after!

Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street, Dunedin

Sunday 22 July, 3.30pm doors open 11am. FREE

Contact manawaenterprises@gmail.com              022 6495164            teahopaihere.com

Pact Matariki Celebrations

The Apartment, Te Whare and Link Centre clients, tāngata whaiora and support staff from across Dunedin and Balclutha will celebrate Puaka Matariki with a fun-filled day. It will include flax weaving, kapa haka including a performance from Wairua Pūhou, and hākari of hāngī, fried bread and pudding. Poetry readings from tāngata whaiora and music by the Pact staff band will keep us entertained. Grab a mic and join in! We will open with karakia and local kaumātua will also present a Puaka Matariki kōrero.

174 Princes Street (access via 35 Dowling Street), Dunedin

Wednesday 11 July, 9am ‒ 4pm. FREE ‒ confirm your attendance with Michelle.

Contact michelle.anderson@pactgroup.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

Kavanagh College Kapa Haka Whakatau ki te Tau Hou

To welcome in the Māori New Year, the Kavanagh College Kapa Haka will perform in celebration of the rise of the Matariki star cluster. Nau mai, tautimai!

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Friday 6 July 10.30am. FREE

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