Celebrate Māori New Year
Celebrate Māori New Year

Matariki Festival '14

The rising of the Matariki star constellation announces the Māori New Year. It is a time for whānau and friends to come together to acknowledge the successes of the past year and look towards the year ahead.

Matariki Festival celebrates this very special time in the New Zealand calendar with 31 days of culture, food, fun and entertainment.

We are working on this year’s programme, which will have something for everyone to enjoy. Watch this space for more.

Event submission forms

Auckland Council’s Matariki Festival recognises the seasonal celebration of the Māori New Year. It is Auckland’s premier indigenous festival, promoting Māori arts and culture.

The Matariki Festival provides an environment where communities can come together to reflect and celebrate our unique Māori tikanga (customs), as they relate to the season of Matariki.

If you would like us to consider your event for the Matariki Festival '14 programme, please complete your application on the Auckland Council SmartyGrants website. This is not a funding application.

For any further enquiries, please email matariki@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.


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