Matariki Dawn Karakia
Herald the Māori New Year at Arataki Visitor Centre, hosted by Te Kawerau a Maki. Commemorate those who have passed, acknowledge those who remain and bless the new year with karanga, the sounds of ancient karakia, waiata and a haka composed specifically to mark this special occasion.
Learn more about the haka here.
Following the blessing there will be a light breakfast, entertainment and the opportunity to learn more about Te Kawerau a Maki history and stories.
Arataki Visitor Centre is situated in the heart of Te Waonui a Tiriwa, more commonly known as Waitākere Ranges, and sits within the tribal boundaries of Te Kawerau a Maki.
Members of the public are welcome to learn the mass haka and are invited to attend the following practice sessions at Arataki Visitor Centre:
Sat 9 June, 10am – 4pm
Thu 21 June, 4pm – 6pm
Thu 28 June, 4pm – 6pm
This event has received support from Waitākere Ranges Local Board.
Suitable for: All ages
When: Sat 30 June, 6am–9:30am
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- Family Friendly
- Wheelchair Access
- Free event