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Matariki on the Move: Tirotiro Whetū

Signifying the start of the Māori new year, the rising of the Matariki star cluster in the skies above Aotearoa is an important time in the Māori calendar. The stars also connect us to another realm, each with names and stories that have been woven into the history of the Māori people. Take this special opportunity to view the stars from a different perspective, while out on the waters of the Waitematā. Board a waka hourua and sail out to a dark-sky environment where you can study the stars, under the guidance of navigation and wayfinding expert, Hoturoa Kerr. Dress warmly. 

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Suitable for: Ages 10 and up. Each child from 10 – 14 must have an adult to supervise them

When: 24, 27, 28 June, 6 – 9pm
1, 4, 5, 8, 13 July, 6pm – 9pm
14 July, 5.30am – 9am

Where: Waitematā Harbour, sailings depart from Ōrākei Marina

Cost: Free – limited spaces for each sailing and booking is essential

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