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Matariki Festival Day (Finished)

The Matariki Festival Day is a full, immersive celebration and recognition of Matariki. The one-day event combines various art and cultural formats, including waiata, kapa haka, kiriata (movies), Māori gaming experts, indigenous craft and kai, Māori designers and Māori food trucks, and includes an acknowledgment to renowned writer Witi Ihimaera and Matariki experts. Join us at the Hōro ā-Tāone o Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Town Hall for this free, family-friendly festival day. 

Matariki Festival Day is supported by Auckland Live, Vector Lights and flava.

Kai (food):
Sweet As Bowl, Local Legends Eats, 2wo Fat Ladies

Whare tapere (performance):
Ngā Puna o Waiorea Kapa Haka, Ngā Mareikrua, The New Zealand Dance Company, Jordyn with a Why, Summer Vee, Nat Rose, Loopy Tunes

Māori mākete (market):
tawhiao7, My Taiao, Papa Clothing, Ngāti Whatua Weavers, Rereahua Creatives, Jeanine Clarkin, Taiao Creative, KRS Apparel, Maiden Tāmaki

Kōrerorero (discussion):
Moss Patterson, Maru Nihoniho, Liam Kokaua

Guardian Maia, Hākinakina & Kanikani with Kaupapa Kori, Create your own Pakiwaitara (stories) in lightboxes with The Sandman 

Kiriata (film):
Washday (14 min) Directed by Kath Akuhata Brown
Ūkaipō Whenua (16 min) Directed by Kararaina Rangihau
Two short films from Artist and Director Hiona Henare
Feature Film Whetu Marama Directed by Toby Mills

Suitable for: All ages

When: Fri 14 July, 12pm-6pm

Where: Auckland Town Hall,
301 - 317 Queen Street, Auckland

Cost: Free

  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free event