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KARAKA stage collective

  • Odlins Plaza 21 Cable Street Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

Matariki is a celebration of culture, language, spirit and people.

Whānau and friends, on behalf of the Minaaka KARAKA Stage Collective we warmly invite you to join us as we celebrate the new Wellington City Council Matariki ki Pōneke event – AHI KĀ.

Come immerse yourself with local artists celebrating Matariki through song and dance, join the Poi workshops where you can learn single Poi movements, and be captivated by some amazing storytelling.  Don’t miss the Nga Wai Pīata (Streams of Light) opening procession featuring children from seven regional schools, bearing hand-made light sculptures of creatures from the land and sea.

Whairepo lagoon will be transformed into a fiery reflection of the Seven Sisters Matariki constellation, known to astronomers as Pleiades.

KARAKA stage collective features performances by
RANEA with his debut release of Te Paki O Matariki
Poi and waiata learning sessions
TNT.  This dynamite trio are Te Punawai Hotu , Ngapera AperahamaTeone Hotu
Storytelling by Ngatuere Matakātea and Rangimoana Taylor

Programme is subject to change

"Ehara, taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa, takimano”
My strength is not of an individual, but that of the collective.

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Earlier Event: 29 June
Ahi Kā Maoriland Film Bus
Later Event: 29 June