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Welcome to the home of Matariki -

Te Tauranga o ngā Waka

 

 

Here you'll find information about Matariki and all of the events that are

offered within the Western Bay of Plenty from Waiororo to Ōtamarākau.

Matariki for our rohe starts on the 8th June 2024.

The theme for 2024 is Waitī and Waitā

The programme will be launched late May, then all the events will be up to check out.

 Do you have a Matariki event that is held in the Western Bay of Plenty? Hit the button below to submit your event for approval so we can promote your event online.

  • Matariki Te Tauranga o ngā Waka
    Matariki Te Tauranga o ngā Waka
    Sat, 08 Jun
    Location is TBD
    08 Jun 2024, 12:00 am – 06 Jul 2024, 11:50 pm
    Location is TBD
    08 Jun 2024, 12:00 am – 06 Jul 2024, 11:50 pm
    Location is TBD
    The 2024 matariki programme will be launched at the end of May.
  • Waitī, Waitā, Wairākei: A Day of Celebration at Pāpāmoa Library
    Waitī, Waitā, Wairākei: A Day of Celebration at Pāpāmoa Library
    Sat, 08 Jun
    Papamoa
    08 Jun 2024, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Papamoa, 15 Gravatt Road, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3118, New Zealand
    08 Jun 2024, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Papamoa, 15 Gravatt Road, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3118, New Zealand
    Te Ao Mārama – Pāpāmoa Library will offer something for everyone at this special one-day event to kick off Tauranga Moana Matariki Celebrations.
  • Darlene Walters: an exhibition of handwoven muka fibre
    Darlene Walters: an exhibition of handwoven muka fibre
    Sat, 08 Jun
    Tauranga
    08 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 29 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
    Tauranga, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    08 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 29 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
    Tauranga, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    This exhibition features beautiful handwoven muka fibre (harakeke) weaving
  •  Hauora: an exhibition by Pip Lewis
     Hauora: an exhibition by Pip Lewis
    Sat, 08 Jun
    Tauranga
    08 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 29 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
    Tauranga, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    08 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 29 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
    Tauranga, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    A visual chronology of a journey to wellbeing by Bay of Plenty Māori artist, Pip Lewis.
  • Tae Ako – Whenua Student Rōpū Exhibition
    Tae Ako – Whenua Student Rōpū Exhibition
    Sat, 08 Jun
    Tauranga
    08 Jun 2024, 11:00 am – 29 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
    Tauranga, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    08 Jun 2024, 11:00 am – 29 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
    Tauranga, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    This exhibition features artworks created using a Whenua Palette from Tauranga Moana earth pigments locally harvested with a collective of student exhibitors lead by Rhian Smith.
  • matARiki Sculpture Trail
    matARiki Sculpture Trail
    Mon, 10 Jun
    Tauranga
    10 Jun 2024, 8:00 am – 30 Jun 2024, 5:00 pm
    Tauranga, The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
    10 Jun 2024, 8:00 am – 30 Jun 2024, 5:00 pm
    Tauranga, The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
    Digital art in the real world. The matARiki Sculpture Trail promises a unique and interactive experience for families and art enthusiasts alike.
  • Rongoā Balm Workshop
    Rongoā Balm Workshop
    Sat, 15 Jun
    Tauranga
    15 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Tauranga, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    15 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Tauranga, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Be guided through karakia and tikanga for harvesting our native plants to make your own rongoā with Nettie Black.
  • PARAKUIHI MATARIKI
    PARAKUIHI MATARIKI
    Wed, 19 Jun
    Mount Maunganui
    19 Jun 2024, 7:30 am – 9:30 am
    Mount Maunganui, 25 Taiaho Place, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    19 Jun 2024, 7:30 am – 9:30 am
    Mount Maunganui, 25 Taiaho Place, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    In collaboration with Te Tuhi Māreikura Trust and Creative Bay of Plenty, we welcome ngā toi Māori me ngā toi Pasifika to join us for a Matariki breakfast
  • Matariki at the Village Whānau Day
    Matariki at the Village Whānau Day
    Sat, 22 Jun
    Tauranga
    22 Jun 2024, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Tauranga, 17th Ave West, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    22 Jun 2024, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Tauranga, 17th Ave West, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Celebrate Matariki 2024 with a one-day community Whānau Day at The Historic Village
  • Matariki ki Mauao 2024 – Waitī, Waitā: Pathways of Water
    Matariki ki Mauao 2024 – Waitī, Waitā: Pathways of Water
    Mon, 24 Jun
    Mount Maunganui
    24 Jun 2024, 9:30 am – 27 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
    Mount Maunganui, 1 Adams Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    24 Jun 2024, 9:30 am – 27 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
    Mount Maunganui, 1 Adams Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    Nau mai haere mai ki Matariki ki Mauao! Dive into engaging workshops themed around ‘Waitī Waitā: Pathways of Water,’ open to schools and youth groups in Tauranga Moana
  • Huia Kaimanawa o Ngāti Pūkenga – an exhibition
    Huia Kaimanawa o Ngāti Pūkenga – an exhibition
    Mon, 24 Jun
    Tauranga
    24 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 30 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
    Tauranga, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    24 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 30 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
    Tauranga, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    An exhibition of Ngāti Pūkenga kaumātua photographed by Tauranga Moana photographer, Ngawaiata Sellers.
  • Matariki – Te Kete ā Rohe (formerly Cultural Connections)
    Matariki – Te Kete ā Rohe (formerly Cultural Connections)
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 25 Jun
    Tauranga
    25 Jun 2024, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Tauranga, 69 Third Avenue, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
    25 Jun 2024, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Tauranga, 69 Third Avenue, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
    Join us for a two-\day cultural training opportunity to learn about our city and our region's history, our local iwi and hapū and the cultural richness of our land.
  • Tapa: The Story of Us
    Tapa: The Story of Us
    Tue, 25 Jun
    Tauranga
    25 Jun 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Tauranga, He Puna Manawa 21 Devonport Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
    25 Jun 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Tauranga, He Puna Manawa 21 Devonport Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
    Matariki is a time to connect with the natural world. This event embraces natural resources and art forms from our whakapapa to tell stories.
  • Waiata Wēnerei
    Waiata Wēnerei
    Wed, 26 Jun
    Tauranga
    26 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Tauranga, He Puna Manawa 21 Devonport Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
    26 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Tauranga, He Puna Manawa 21 Devonport Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
    Nau Mai - Tomo Mai - Waiata Mai. Sing along to your favourite Waiata Māori: local anthems, waiata Matariki, and some old-school throwbacks
  • Mauao Always Beside You
    Mauao Always Beside You
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 26 Jun
    Tauranga
    26 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Tauranga, 38 Durham Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
    26 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Tauranga, 38 Durham Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
    Mauao is a devised theatre spectacular to celebrate Matariki and create new legends, featuring waiata, dance, haka and drama (monologue and poetry)
  • Ngā Tohu Toi Awards Night 2024
    Ngā Tohu Toi Awards Night 2024
    Thu, 27 Jun
    Tauranga City
    27 Jun 2024, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Tauranga City, 5 Dive Crescent, Tauranga City 3110, New Zealand
    27 Jun 2024, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Tauranga City, 5 Dive Crescent, Tauranga City 3110, New Zealand
    Ngā Tohu Toi is an annual awards event celebrating Tauranga Moana Māori creatives and artists.
  • Katikati Matariki Dawn Service
    Katikati Matariki Dawn Service
    Fri, 28 Jun
    Katikati
    28 Jun 2024, 5:00 am – 8:00 am
    Katikati, 190 Park Road, Katikati 3129, New Zealand
    28 Jun 2024, 5:00 am – 8:00 am
    Katikati, 190 Park Road, Katikati 3129, New Zealand
    Join the Matariki Dawn Service in Katikati where you’ll be treated to commentary on how to view and identify the Matariki cluster.
  • Matariki Maumaharatanga Ceremony
    Matariki Maumaharatanga Ceremony
    Fri, 28 Jun
    Mount Maunganui
    28 Jun 2024, 6:00 am – 8:00 am
    Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    28 Jun 2024, 6:00 am – 8:00 am
    Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    Tākina mai rā ko ngā hui o Matariki. Our invitation extends to the entire community to gather for a meaningful Maumaharatanga ceremony on Mauao
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What is Matariki?

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster also known as the Pleiades. While it comprises over 300 stars, only seven are typically seen. At the end of May this year, we can observe Matariki rise in the north-eastern horizon just before dawn.

 

Matariki is a time for remembering the dead and celebrating new life. Matariki was a season for manaakitanga (hospitality) that brought communities together. Visitors were showered with gifts of specially preserved food and other delicacies. Throughout Matariki, Māori learnt from each other, which ensured that traditions like arts, weaving, waiata, performances, wānanga and whakapapa were passed from one generation to the next.

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