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Matariki Dawn Karakia

Waikato-Tainui continue as iwi manaaki (host iwi) of Matariki Festival and will lead the karakia to open the festival for 2020. The blessing will commemorate those who have passed, acknowledge those who remain and plan for the approaching seasons as we welcome the new year with karanga, karakia, waiata and kotahitanga (unity).

The karakia will be live-streamed via the Matariki Festival Facebook page so that friends and whānau from across Tāmaki Makaurau can come together virtually and be part of this celebration.

Suitable for: All ages

When: Sat 20 June, 7am–8am

Where: Online via Matariki Festival Facebook page

Cost: Free

  • Family Friendly
  • Free event