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Ahi Kaa

Ahi Kaa is the concept of keeping the home fires burning as well as celebrating the strength of family and community. The Matariki season provides a special opportunity for people to come together during the colder months, helping to create a sense of tūrangawaewae (belonging) and kotahitanga (oneness). Come and write your wish or message to a loved one, which will be transformed into nourishment for a native planting for the local community. This will help the environment and create a bond between you and Papatūānuku.

Te Wharekura o Hoani Waititi will perform and teach poi-making and hākinakina (games and sports). You can also sing the Waiata Maumahara with them, composed by students for Matariki Festival 2019. Junelle Kunin and Naughty Natives will perform, along with taonga puoro (musical instruments) played by Riki Bennett. A rongoā Māori (traditional Māori healing) guided walk will leave after the closing karakia for the Glen Eden Picnic Ground (5 minutes' walk from the Glen Eden Library).

Proudly supported by Waitākere Ranges Local Board.

Suitable for: All ages

When: Sat 19 June, 10am–1pm
Poi making: 10am – 11am
Guided walk: 1:15pm

Where: Outside the front of Glen Eden Library, 12-32 Glendale Road

Cost: Free

  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free event

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