Garlic Planting at the Dalmore Reserve Community Garden

Puaka Matariki marks an important time for mahi māra as we plan and prepare the whenua for the next growing season. One of the few crops we can plant at this time of year is garlic, which is not only valued for its culinary flavour, but also for its medicinal properties for our hauora. Come help us plant garlic and find out more about your community garden and how to get involved. Nau mai, haere mai, tautimai!

Dalmore Reserve Community Garden, 20 Allenby Avenue, Liberton

Saturday 21 July, 1‒2pm. Cancelled if wet. FREE

Contact dalmorecommunitygarden@gmail.com          facebook.com/DalmoreReserveCommunityGarden/

Produce Bags

Sick of all that plastic on your food? Want to be part of the #PlasticFreeRevolution? Then join Senorita AweSUMO for a fast and easy workshop to make your own produce bags.

Stitch Kitchen, 88 Vogel Street, Dunedin

Saturday 21 July, 1pm and 2.30pm. $30

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

Contact bit.ly/2y8TcKW               stitchkitchen.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

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

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

Future Convergence: He Kohinga Pao

Take a trip down memory lane and experience the heyday of Māori show bands!

During Puaka Matariki, Louise Kewene-Doig celebrates Māori popular music of the 1960s with Future Convergence: He Kohinga Pao. A multimedia installation that brings nostalgia, memories and local stories to life, highlights include a daily screening of the 1966 film Don’t Let it Get You, featuring a galaxy of Māori musical stars including Kahurangi Kiri Te Kanawa and Tā Howard Morrison. Lou will also be launching her He Kohinga Pao – Future Convergence a Digital Knowledge Basket of Music app in the space.

Future Convergence: He Kohinga Pa is supported by GigCity Community Fund, Chorus, Urban Dream Brokerage, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and Creative New Zealand.

Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street, Dunedin

Sunday 15 July ‒ Friday 20 July, 1‒4pm; film screening 2pm daily. FREE
App launch: Friday 20 July, 6pm

Contact louise@maorigirlcreative.co.nz facebook.com/maorigirlcreative/

Matariki Makerspace

Self-guided, family fun

Join your community and celebrate the Māori New Year by creating a star-inspired Puaka Matariki craft.                                        

Atrium Level 1, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July, 10am – 5pm. FREE

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.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

Future Convergence: He Kohinga Pao

Take a trip down memory lane and experience the heyday of Māori show bands!

During Puaka Matariki, Louise Kewene-Doig celebrates Māori popular music of the 1960s with Future Convergence: He Kohinga Pao. A multimedia installation that brings nostalgia, memories and local stories to life, highlights include a daily screening of the 1966 film Don’t Let it Get You, featuring a galaxy of Māori musical stars including Kahurangi Kiri Te Kanawa and Tā Howard Morrison. Lou will also be launching her He Kohinga Pao – Future Convergence a Digital Knowledge Basket of Music app in the space.

Future Convergence: He Kohinga Pa is supported by GigCity Community Fund, Chorus, Urban Dream Brokerage, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and Creative New Zealand.

Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street, Dunedin

Sunday 15 July ‒ Friday 20 July, 1‒4pm; film screening 2pm daily. FREE
App launch: Friday 20 July, 6pm

Contact louise@maorigirlcreative.co.nz facebook.com/maorigirlcreative/

Matariki Makerspace

Self-guided, family fun

Join your community and celebrate the Māori New Year by creating a star-inspired Puaka Matariki craft.                                        

Atrium Level 1, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July, 10am – 5pm. FREE

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.nz