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

Te Reo Māori Evening Screening – Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Credit: Otago Museum

Whakaatu Whare-rakihori Planetarium Show

Kia tīkaro tātou i kā pūrākau e iri ana i kā raki o Aotearoa, ka mutu, he whakaaturaka tēnei i roto i te reo Māori.
Discover the stories of Aotearoa New Zealand’s night skies in this special te reo Māori evening screening.

Hei tīmataka ake, e hākai ana te whakaaturaka nei a Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars ki kā pūrākau o kā kaiwhakatere waka o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa me tā rātou hekeka mai ki Aotearoa. Ka mutu, he kōrero whakahirahira mō kā tātai aroraki kei kā raki o Aotearoa hoki.
Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars relates the story of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa, and highlights New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features.

Whai ake, mā tētahi Kaipāho Pūtaiao tētahi whakaaturaka mataora o te raki o Ōtepoti e hautū ki tō tātou whare-rakihori. Ka mutu, mā te Kaipāho Pūtaiao tēnei wāhaka o te whakāturaka e whakapuaki i roto i te reo Māori, i roto i te reo Pākehā hoki.
This screening will be followed by a live exploration of the Dunedin night sky in our 360° planetarium, guided by a Tūhura science communicator in both te reo Māori and English.

E wātea ana ki te hoko inu, kai rānei. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

Whare-rakihori a Perpetual Guardian ki Te Whare Taoka o Ōtākou
Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Rātapu 22 o Toru/Hōkokoi, 7pm. $15 pakeke, $10 tamaiti (3‒18 kā tau)
Sunday 22 July, 7 pm. $15 adult, $10 child (3‒18 years)

He waitohu kei te ipuraki, kei te Otago Museum Shop rānei
Tickets available online or from the Otago Museum Shop

Whakapā Contact 03 474 7474 otagomuseum.nz

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

Hineraukatauri

From contemporary to traditional, the nostalgia of Hineraukatauri will resonate through the gifts that the Māori musicians will share. Come along and enjoy the experience and gift of Māori music.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Sunday 22 July, 1.30pm. FREE

Contact 03 477 5052      toituosm.com

 

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Planetarium Show

 Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars explores Māori sky lore, myths and legends relating to the southern night sky. The show tells of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa New Zealand, and highlights New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features.

 Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Monday 16 July to Sunday 22 July, 1.30pm. $10 adult, $7 child (3‒18 years)
Concession offered with ID; tickets available online or from the Otago Museum Shop

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.nz

Puaka Matariki Whetū-making Workshop

Join expert weaver Blondie Ngamoki for this all-ages star-making workshop and take your harakeke whetū creation home! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Sunday 22 July, 1‒3pm. 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

Ōtepoti Open Studio Arts Tour

Blue Oyster is excited to be joining in the festivities of Puaka Matariki for the seventh year, presenting a special opportunity to visit the dedicated and hard-working community of visual practitioners across the city. In the season’s spirit of wānaka and whanaukataka, visitors are encouraged to ask the artists questions about their work directly in an informal and welcoming environment.

This event will take place across Ōtepoti, beginning at Blue Oyster, where visitors will be presented with a map of nearby and city-wide artist studios to visit throughout the day at their own pace.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this opportunity to learn, share and understand more about toi moroki, contemporary art.

Te Tio Kikorangi Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling Street, Dunedin

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July, 10am ‒ 4pm. FREE

Contact director@blueoyster.org.nz        03 479 0197              blueoyster.org.nz

Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars

Planetarium Show

 Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars explores Māori sky lore, myths and legends relating to the southern night sky. The show tells of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa New Zealand, and highlights New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features.

 Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Monday 16 July to Sunday 22 July, 1.30pm. $10 adult, $7 child (3‒18 years)
Concession offered with ID; tickets available online or from the Otago Museum Shop

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.nz