Ngā Mata o Te Ahi Kā – The Faces of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
Come face to face with ngāuri o Tuperiri, descendants of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei rangatira (leader) Tuperiri. The tangata whenua (people of the land) of central Tāmaki Makaurau, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei have kept the fires of their ahi kā (unbroken occupation) burning bright and clear across Tāmaki since the 18th century.
This outdoor display will light up Māhuhu ki te Rangi Reserve, named after the ancestral waka, which brought their tūpuna (ancestors) to Aotearoa. All are welcome to Te Tōangaroa, the very first urban tangata whenua precinct, to discover more about the importance of Matariki and the traditions and responsibilities Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei uphold.
Supported by Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate.
Suitable for: All ages
When: Fri 30 June - Fri 21 July
Māhuhu ki te Rangi Reserve, Te Tōangaroa,
13-19 Māhuhu Crescent, Auckland Central
Share this event:
- Family Friendly
- Wheelchair Access
- Free event