Whanaukataka Matariki

Bring your ideas, your reflections and your family! This year, the North East Valley community will join together to share kai and to kōrero over how we celebrate and what our future Matariki Huka Nui may look like. As a community-led organisation, the Valley Project wants you and your whānau involved – all are welcome! A plate is appreciated, but not essential.  

The Valley Project Community Rooms, 258 North Road, North East Valley

Thursday 4 July, 5.30‒7.30pm. Koha

Contact tess@northeastvalley.org           03 473 8614              northeastvalley.org

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

Mend and Make Awesome

Why ‘make do’ when you can Mend and Make Awesome!? Join the #RepairRevolution with our friendly team of experienced menders and upcyclers to get inspiration and practical help turn flaws into favourite features. Absolute beginners most welcome.

This is a special Puaka Matariki Festival sewcial workshop open to all, supported by Creative New Zealand.

Valley Project Rooms, 262 North Road, North East Valley, Dunedin

Saturday 7 July, 1pm ‒ 4pm. Koha – $5 or fabric or notions for Swap Shop or plate for afternoon tea

Registration is recommended – visit bit.ly/2HJLk1Z.

Contact 021 026 11412  stitchkitchen.nz

Bags For Good Sewing Bee

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.

Contact bagsforgood@gmail.com