Ōrākei Manu Aute Kite Day
Traditionally manu aute and manu tukutuku (kites) were used to send messages to the heavens and between hapū (tribes). Manu Aute Kite Day honours and celebrates the universal tradition of kite flying across Tāmaki Makaurau, with events happening in Ōrākei and Puketāpapa on the same day. Watch the spectacle of kites of all shapes and sizes filling the skies, symbolically connecting heaven and earth. There are also plenty of opportunities for kite flyers of all ages to make and fly kites, sending their own personal messages and whakaaro (message) out into the world.
Join us for this uplifting day for the whole whānau, which has become a popular event in the Matariki Festival calendar.
Manu Aute Kite Day is brought to you by Auckland Council in partnership with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, with support from Vector Lights, Britomart and The Hits. Proudly supported by Ōrākei and Puketāpapa local boards.