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Matariki Tauranga Moana 2019: E haere ake nei – coming up!

Rāmere 7 Pipiri ki Rāpare 13 Pipiri
Friday 7 June to Thursday 13 June

There is plenty for everyone to celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year, in Tauranga Moana. Here’s what’s coming up in the seven days ahead:

Exhibitions

All opening on Rāmere 7 Pipiri (Friday 7 June):

  • Matariki Hao Tāngata – a retrospective of black and white photography from Kapua Joy Bennett, at the central library. Info
  • Ruahine by Michelle Estall – an Incubator Gallery exhibition of artwork based around contemporary Māori Ruahine, inspired by the writing of Te Iwa Makere Tamaki. Info
  • Mātātoa – Mumu Returns – an Incubator Gallery exhibition of Taonga Pūoro artist Mumu (Will Moore). Info
  • Te Whānau o Matariki – an Incubator Gallery group exhibition by established and emerging artists gathered as a family under the Matariki star. Info

For the tamariki (kids) 

  • 7 Pipiri: Toi tū te wā workshop for rangatahi – a musical development workshop explaining the kaupapa of Matariki. Info
  • 8 Pipiri: Matariki Toi Rāhoroi – a fun and creative craft session on the theme of Matariki. Info
  • 8 Pipiri: Tīrama, Tīrama, Matariki – Twinkle, Twinkle, Matariki book launch – join local author/illustrator Rebecca Larsen for a play and book reading, kai and activities. Info

Matariki fun for the whole whānau 

  • 10 Pipiri ki 14 Pipiri: Matariki ki Mauao hikoi tahi – a hikoi (walk) to the top of Mauao at dawn with traditional navigator Jack Thatcher, to learn about Māori astronomy. Info

More about the Matariki ki Mauao programme of events

Workshops and learning for adults 

  • 12 and 13 Pipiri: Cultural Connections (sold out) – a 2-day training course to learn about our region’s history, local iwi and hapū, and the cultural richness of our land. Info

Full Matariki Tauranga Moana 2019 programme

Posted: Jun 6, 2019,
Categories: General,

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