Matariki TV

Ngāti Manuhiri: Vol. 1

Ngāti Manuhiri were the host iwi of this year's Matariki Festival . Learn more about their history in our three-part series.

Ngāti Manuhiri: Vol. 2

Ngāti Manuhiri were the host iwi of this year's Matariki Festival . Learn more about their history in our three-part series.

Ngāti Manuhiri: Vol. 3

Ngāti Manuhiri were the host iwi of this year's Matariki Festival . Learn more about their history in our three-part series.

Matariki Festival 2017: Te Taumata Kapa Haka preview

Highlights from Te Matatini 2017. These teams performed at Te Taumata Kapa Haka on Saturday 1 July at The Cloud, Queens Wharf.

Matariki Festival 2017: Te Korakora on Federal 2017 is coming

Federal Street will be transformed into a celebration of street kai at Te Korakora on Federal, 5pm Thursday 22 June 2017. There will be art, music and the flavours of Te Ao Māori.

Matariki Festival 2017: Manu Aute Kite Day 2017 is coming

Manu Aute Kite Day celebrates the universal tradition of kite flying across Tāmaki Makaurau with three events in Ōrākei, Puketāpapa (Mt Roskill) and Manurewa. The sky will fill with kites of all shapes and sizes on Sunday 11 June 2017, symbolically connecting heaven and earth.

Matariki Festival 2017: Matariki Festival launch

The launch of Matariki Festival 2017 was celebrated with a ceremonial event and a preview of Whetu Marama, a majestic projection on the Auckland Town Hall.

Matariki Festival 2017: Matariki Festival 2016 highlights

Matariki Festival offers a wide range of free events across Tāmaki Makaurau. In 2017 the Māori New Year was celebrated from 10 June, 2017.

Matariki Festival 2016: Ko Te Kotūiti Tuarua o Ngāti Paoa

The war canoe, Te Kotūiti Tuarua, was created to represent Ngāti Paoa at the 150 celebration of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Pewhairangi in 1990. The occasion was marked by Ngāti Paoa kuia entering the water to karanga to the giant waka.

Te Kotūiti Tuarua has traversed the seas of Bay of Islands, Manukau Harbour and the East Coast. Today, he can be seen on the Waitematā Harbour and Tīkapa Moana at major festivals, tribal events and remains a living symbol of pride for the people of Ngāti Paoa.

Matariki Festival 2016: Highlights

Check out some of the best moments from Matariki Festival 2016. 

Matariki Festival 2016: Te Korakora on Federal

The final weekend of Matariki Festival was celebrated at Te Korakora on Federal, where Federal Street was transformed into a celebration of street kai, with music, fashion and the flavours of Te Ao Māori.

The event featured performances from Poi360 and the Patea Maori Club, DJ Manchoo, Robert Ruha and Trinity Roots, as well as fashion shows by Shona Tawhiao, Kharl William WiRepa, Jeanine Clarkin and Designs by George.

Te Korakora on Federal was kindly supported by SKYCITY Auckland.

Matariki Festival 2016: Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Kapa Haka Super 12s

One of Matariki Festival’s most popular events, Te Wānanga O Aotearoa Kapa Haka Super 12s on Saturday 10 July, 2016, brought people from all over Auckland to The Cloud at Queens Wharf.

The crows watched kapa haka teams battle it out for 12 minutes to wow the judges and win the $12,000 first prize.

Matariki Festival 2016: SolOthello

Audience members watched Māori performance mask (Te Mata Kokako o Rēhia) come to life as Regan Taylor unfolded a cheeky and dynamic one-man adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, weaving together original prose, modern English and te reo Māori. Te Rēhia Theatre Company, in association with the British Council, presented this Matariki Festival performance series on marae throughout Auckland.

Matariki Festival 2016: He Huinga Whetū

Graduates of the Toi Māori Aotearoa Pao Pao Pao music mentoring programme paid tribute to its founder, the late Dr Hirini Melbourne, at Manurewa Marae on Thursday 30 June, 2016.

The seven-piece band, He Huinga Whetū, delighted audiences with their renditions of Hirini Melbourne’s compositions as part of the festival’s performance series on marae throughout Auckland.

Matariki Festival 2016: The story of Matariki

This video tells the story of the separation of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. Following the separation, Tāwhirimātea, the god of the winds, became so upset that he tore his eyes out and threw them up into the sky. Some say that this is how Matariki came to be.

Matariki Festival 2016: AMI Manu Aute Kite Day

Rain didn't dampen the fun at the AMI Manu Aute Kite Day at Ōrākei Marae, where whanau enjoyed a day of kapa haka, ta moko (tattoo) demonstrations, talks about the history of Bastion Point, Māori mask workshops and a Manu Aute kite weaving workshop. This event was sponsored by AMI Insurance.

Matariki Festival 2016: Dawn Karakia

On Saturday 18 June 2016 over 400 people gathered at the library on Waiheke Island to herald in the Māori New Year at a dawn karakia, hosted by Ngāti Paoa. The event marked the launch of Matariki Festival.

Matariki Festival 2016: Programme Launch – Unveiling

Street artists Charles and Janine Williams reveal ‘Hauhake’ - a rain art work on Queen St, outside Britomart Train Station, that can only be seen when it’s wet. The event marked the launch of the programme for Matariki Festival 2016. 

Matariki Festival 2016: Programme Launch Preview

Glimpse artists Charles and Janine Williams creating a beautiful installation outside Britomart Train Station to celebrate the launch of the Matariki Festival programme.