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Pāpāmoa Library

Waitī, Waitā, Wairākei: A Day of Celebration at Pāpāmoa Library

Te Ao Mārama – Pāpāmoa Library will offer something for everyone at this special one-day event to kick off Tauranga Moana Matariki Celebrations.

Waitī, Waitā, Wairākei: A Day of Celebration at Pāpāmoa Library
Waitī, Waitā, Wairākei: A Day of Celebration at Pāpāmoa Library

Time & Location

08 Jun 2024, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Pāpāmoa Library, 15 Gravatt Road, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3118, New Zealand

About The Event

  • Learn about Waitī and Waitā and their relationship with Tauranga Moana.
  • Live mural painting by Tauranga Moana’s own worldfamous muralist Mr. G (Graham Hoete).
  • Toi Māori (traditional arts) demonstrations including hīnaki (eel traps), kupenga (nets), and muka (flax fibre) extraction for aho (cordage).
  • Award-winning storyteller and creator of ‘Nuku: Women’, Qiane Matata-Sipu, will share her brand new pukapuka nstagra (children’s book) ‘Ngā Kupenga a Nanny Rina: Nanny Rina’s Amazing nets’.
  • Local taiao (environmental) experts Kia Maia Ellis, Des Heke and Dean Flavell share their mātauranga (expertise) around nsta (crayfish), tuna (eels) and tohorā (whales), featuring a special guest speaker Te Kaurinui Parata, who will share his wealth of knowledge and experiences in honouring whales who have stranded.
  • Special reading of local pūrākau ‘Ngā Maunga Tohorā: The Whale Mountains’ by Hinemarie Burton.
  • Drop-in tukutuku craft activity for kids.
  • Adults can register to make their own Matariki themed calligraphy art piece.
  • Special Matariki interactive storytimes for the whole whānau in te reo Māori and in English.
  • Sausage sizzle.
  • Visit the website for the full event schedule. https://library.tauranga.govt.nz/ 

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