Waiata Mai, Waiata Atu

The Dunedin City Council waiata group will share some of the songs they have been learning since 2002 when they were established as a Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) initiative by the Dunedin Public Library.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Tuesday 2 July, 11am. FREE

Contact 03 477 5052      toituosm.com

Hineraukatauri

Experience the gift of Māori music! From contemporary to traditional, the Goddess of music Hineraukatauri will resonate through the performances that local musicians share in this special New Year concert.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Sunday 30 June, 1‒4pm. FREE

Contact 03 477 5052      toituosm.com

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

Flagstaff Community Church ‒ Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration Weekend

Friday Whare Rangatahi Youth Club

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

Elmgrove Puaka Matariki Celebration

Friends and whānau are invited to join in Elmgrove Puaka Matariki celebrations with delicious soup and bread made by our children and community, and with waiata and kōrero in our school hall, then in a turn around the block on a lantern parade under the stars. Nau mai, haere mai!

Elmgrove Primary School, 74 Argyle Street, Mosgiel

Wednesday 26 June, 5.30‒7pm. FREE

Contact office@elmgrove.school.nz         03 489 6252

Teaching and Learning in The Dark

Nau mai, haere mai! Everyone is warmly invited to a kōrero from Dr Karyn Paringatai on her innovative award-winning teaching pedagogy, Teaching and Learning in the Dark. Come along and learn a short waiata and experience learning in the dark for yourself! All welcome for kaputī prior to the kōrero.

Hocken Library Seminar Room | Uare Taoka o Hākena, 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin

Tuesday 25 June, 6‒7pm. FREE; limited numbers – registration advised

Contact 03 479 8539       jacinta.beckwith@otago.ac.nz   otago.ac.nz/library/hocken/