Join us to make Bags for Good for in use our community at the Blacks Road Green Grocers bag library!
Some previous sewing experience is preferred, but not essential – there are opportunities for everyone to join in the sewcial fun! If you can bring along a sewing machine, please do. Donations of fabric and thread are much appreciated.
Valley Project Rooms, 262 North Road, North East Valley, Dunedin
Saturday 7 July, 10am ‒ 1pm. FREE
Registration is recommended – visit bit.ly/2LIDUOT.
Throughout July, Dunedin City Library will have the honour of screening the Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai and Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu series of short films, celebrating what it is to be Ngāi Tahu in an exploration of the creative artistry and traditional practices of the iwi.
Brought to you by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Repeat screenings daily.
GigCity Living Hub, Ground Floor, Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin
Sunday 1 July ‒ Tuesday 31 July, all day. FREE
Contact email@example.com 03 474 3690 dunedinlibraries.govt.nz
Piki mai, tauti mai! Brockville folk are invited to Brockville School to celebrate Puaka Matariki with songs, video, art work and stories, followed by shared kai of soup and bread prepared by the whole school and served by the senior students.
Brockville School Hall, 263 Brockville Road, Brockville
Friday 29 June, 1‒3pm. FREE
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 03 476 3717
This year, we are excited to be holding our very special Matariki Celebration in the evening! Our school children will prepare for Puaka Matariki through sharing stories, language, art and music. The event begins with a lantern parade to the chapel where each class and group will share their learning with whānau and the community. Our kapa haka and choir will perform then we will follow the lanterns out of the chapel. A wonderful time for our school whānau and community!
John McGlashan College chapel, 2 Pilkington Street, Māori Hill
Thursday 28 June, 5.30‒7pm. Gold coin koha
Contact email@example.com 03 464 0184 maorihill.school.nz
Nau mai, haere mai! The wider Brighton community is invited to join our Puaka Matariki celebration. Our school kaumatua will lead our kapa haka with blessings and waiata, and the tamariki will decorate Brighton Hall and help prepare the evening’s hākari of hāngī and pig on a spit when they will share with whānau what they have learnt about the significance of the winter stars.
Hāngī tickets available from the school – $25 per whānau.
Big Rock Primary, 2 Bath Street, Brighton
Wednesday 27 June, from 9am
Contact David Grant firstname.lastname@example.org 03 481 1781
Renowned local storyteller Kaitrin McMullan will entertain, amuse and delight Dunedin kindergarten children, teachers and whānau with Puaka Matariki stories from around the Pacific. Kindergartens will invite families and wider community to attend special gatherings, and depending on the time of day they will go outside and look for the ‘super stars’ of the sky.
Contact your local kindy – Bayfield, Halfway Bush, Port Chalmers, Richard Hudson, Rotary Park, Saint Clair, Wakari – for details.
Mana Manaaki Puawai o Ōtepoti – Dunedin Kindergartens
Tuesday 5 June to Friday 6 July; various times – each kindergarten will host the story teller at a time to suit them. FREE
Contact email@example.com 027 224 8543 dunedinkindergartens.org.nz