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Matariki Ritual
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Matariki Ritual

Join us for the lighting of a ritual fire, listen to stories of renewal, and celebrate the start of a new year.

Nau mai, haere mai – you are warmly invited to a ritual for the whole whānau (family) to mark the arrival of Matariki, the Māori New Year.

Join us for the lighting of a ritual fire, listen to stories of renewal, and celebrate the start of a new year.

During the evening, we:
- celebrate the people (tangata), and earth, sea, and sky (whenua)
- mark the beginning of Matariki
- hear stories of renewal.

 In the case of wet weather, the event will be moved indoors.

 

Matariki Ritual, 2017. Te Papa

Matariki Ritual, 2017. Te Papa

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Matariki Ritual
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Matariki Ritual

Join us for the lighting of a ritual fire, listen to stories of renewal, and celebrate the start of a new year.

Nau mai, haere mai – you are warmly invited to a ritual for the whole whānau (family) to mark the arrival of Matariki, the Māori New Year.

Join us for the lighting of a ritual fire, listen to stories of renewal, and celebrate the start of a new year.

During the evening, we:
- celebrate the people (tangata), and earth, sea, and sky (whenua)
- mark the beginning of Matariki
- hear stories of renewal.

 In the case of wet weather, the event will be moved indoors.

Matariki Ritual, 2017. Te Papa

Matariki Ritual, 2017. Te Papa

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Ahi Kā
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Ahi Kā

Come down to Odlins Plaza and the Whairepo Lagoon on Wellington's waterfront to experience our new event, Ahi Kā. Celebrate and learn about the Māori New Year with fire, food, friends and whānau. See some of the nation's finest Māori performers and storytellers, and experience a beautiful light parade featuring creative talent from local schools.

Hangi, toasted marshmallows, fire on the water, and a midwinter bonfire – there's something for everyone at this family-friendly event. 

Postponement date: Saturday 22 or Sunday 23 June, 6pm–10pm

FREE ENTRY

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Charles Michel - Taste and Flavour
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Charles Michel - Taste and Flavour

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As part of Feast Matariki Wellington, visiting international chef and culinary artist, Charles Michelwill be present a lecture and workshop on the multi-sensory science of taste and flavour.

Charles works as an experience designer and artist using food and the meal ritual as his medium and has recently appeared on the Netflix series The Final Table alongside Wellington’s own Monique Fiso of Hiakai.

This event is an interactive workshop including a curated Q&A session.

A drink on arrival is included in your ticket.

Buy tickets here.


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       Matariki and the Six Sisters
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Matariki and the Six Sisters

Chef Monique Fiso of Hiakai, and international culinary artist Charles Michel invite you to this very special Matariki celebration.

Monique and Charles appeared as competitors on the Netflix cooking competition, The Final Table.

They have now come together to create a six-course feast representing the legend around Matariki and her daughter's (the six sisters) journey across the sky each year to visit their tupuna wahine great grandmother, Papatuanuku.

This one-off event offers a unique dining experience of incredible food, using foraged flora and exploration of indigenous flavours and ingredients, together with storytelling.

Matahiwi Wines, Garage Project beer and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the ticket price.

Buy tickets here.

This event cannot cater to dietary requirements.


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Matariki Pre-Dawn Viewing
Jun
29
5:00 AM05:00

Matariki Pre-Dawn Viewing

Matariki Viewing at Tangi te Keo / Mount Victoria summit.
A special opportunity to view the rise of Pleaides | Matariki in the early morning eastern horizon. Join Space Place, Timo Timo and Wellington Astronomical Society to welcome, observe and learn more about this beautiful star cluster.

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Te Wā Whakanui i a Matariki | Matariki Celebration
Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Te Wā Whakanui i a Matariki | Matariki Celebration

Featuring live music and DJs from: Shearwater Drift with their sonic collages that explore real and imagined landscapes; as well as Kuki Koori, the brainchild of Iain Gordon (from Fat Freddy’s Drop) with Mick Finn providing live moving visuals under the dome. Also Kai is sorted with Hangi being served up as well as activities for children and unique stories and talks for everybody.

Hangi must be pre-ordered

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Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki  - New Zealand Trio & Horomona Horo
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki - New Zealand Trio & Horomona Horo

Matariki rising signals a time to reflect on the past and celebrate new life. Join Chamber Music New Zealand and Wellington Museum at this family friendly concert to mark the Māori New Year by bringing together the stories and music of Aotearoa. This year’s concert features a wonderfully poetic work by NZ composer Victoria Kelly that evokes spirits and nature through the sound of traditional taonga pūoro and chamber music.  

KOHA ENTRY

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Te Whironui: Maramataka Maori (Maori lunar workshops)
Jul
3
to 5 Jul

Te Whironui: Maramataka Maori (Maori lunar workshops)

Lilliana Clarke is an expert in Maramataka Maori. This workshop offers a unique hands-on approach to understanding how the Maori lunar calendar works in conjunction with Matariki and the Maori new year. 

There are only three public workshops offering during this exhibition. Pupils must register to join this workshop. 

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Te Whironui: Keynote Speakers
Jul
3
to 5 Jul

Te Whironui: Keynote Speakers

Wednesday 3rd July 2019   
Haimona Brown: Voyaging with the Stars  

Dr. Takirirangi Smith: Living by the Stars 

Thursday 4th July 2019 

Guest Speaker: Maori Stars  
Kahu Ropata: Ngati Toa Rangatira

Friday 5th July 2019 
Lilliana Clark: Maori Lunar Calendar

Keynote speaking workshops are open to the public.

No registration required.

FREE ENTRY

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Te Whironui: Taonga Puoro Carving Workshop
Jul
6
9:00 AM09:00

Te Whironui: Taonga Puoro Carving Workshop

Sam Palmer is a talented Maori carver and expert in Taonga Puoro making. This workshop offers a hands-on approach to making personal Taonga Puoro. 

As part of the Te Whironui exhibition, we are pleased to welcome you to attend this workshop. No cost is required. All participants must register. 

Limited to 20 spots only.  
No experience needed to join this workshophttps://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/taonga-puoro-carving-workshop/wellington

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Fantail
Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

Fantail

Tania thinks she’s Maori. She works the graveyard shift at Horizon to save money to take her brother Pi to Surfers to find their dad. But one night a cheeky little bird ruins everything and Tania pays the ultimate price for being a hero.

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Screening: Living the Change
Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

Screening: Living the Change

Sometimes it can feel like the environmental, economic and social issues the world is currently facing are too big, too overwhelming, to be dealt with by individuals. Climate change, resource limits, economic downturn, social disconnection. Surely these issues can only be properly managed by our governments?

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Hine Kihāwai
Jul
21
10:30 AM10:30

Hine Kihāwai

The 2018 Te Reo Māori Season is a retelling of the 2003 children's play Āwhina. Written by the highly regarded composer, teacher and Māori leader Hone Hurihanganui, Hine Kihāwai has been redeveloped for a new generation of tamariki.

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Mahana
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Mahana

Temuera Morrison stars as a 60s-era patriarch in this story about two Māori sheep-shearing families and longstanding enemies, the Mahanas and the Poatas. When romance enters the picture, son Simeon sets out to find out how the feud first started.

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Women’s Suffrage and Fashion Panel
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

Women’s Suffrage and Fashion Panel

With the Electoral Act passed in 1893, 125 years ago, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to give women the right to vote in general elections. For this panel discussion, Ministry for Women in partnership with Porirua City Council offers a panel of amazing and inspirational women who have made significant contributions to furthering the rights of women through their artistry.

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Mahana
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Mahana

Temuera Morrison stars as a 60s-era patriarch in this story about two Māori sheep-shearing families and longstanding enemies, the Mahanas and the Poatas. When romance enters the picture, son Simeon sets out to find out how the feud first started.

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