Please note the date change for The Matariki Night Market. Now 27th June 5pm at Tai Wananga Ruakura School.
Matariki By Kahurangi – Pop Up Restaurant
6-9 June 2018 https://www.matarikibykahurangi.co.nz/ Kahurangi are proud to open the Matariki Dish Challenge for 2018 with an exclusive “Pop up” restaurant series at the University of Waikato. This June, we will explore the tikanga of Maori techniques and tastes, in four unique fine-dining experiences. We will draw inspiration from local produce and traditions, our own industry-leading technology and methods, from the people we surround ourselves with and the wider University community. We want to bring people together to share not just food, but also the conversation, replenishment and growth that comes from sharing food. So please, join us. MENU Seven-course degustation with wine pairing – $120 pp
Karanga o te Tau Hou – Matariki Dawn Ceremony
Te Parapara – Hamilton Gardens | 15 June 5.45am | free event Welcoming the new year with dawn karanga and karakia in Te Parapara Gardens. Image credit: Hamilton Gardens website
The Waikato Museum | 16-17 June 10am-5pm | free event Join us to weave whetu at the hui-a-toi table. All materials will be provided. Nau mai whānau.
Matariki Night Market
Tai Wānanga Ruakura Campus | 27 June 5pm-9pm |free to attend- items for sale
Matariki Kauwhau Public Presentation
Te Kōpū Mānia Marae, Wintec |Friday 22 June, 11.30am | free event
On behalf of Te Kōpū Mānia and the Māori Achievement Unit, we extend a public invitation to attend the presentation by renowned leading wahine mareikura, Dr. Te Rita Papesch. She will be presenting on a range of kaupapa Māori pertaining to her journey thus far. Her passions include Kapa Haka and Te Reo Māori revitalisation but her greatest achievement is her large whānau. She is a mother of seven, grandmother to 31 moko and great-grandmother to 12.
Matariki Kite Day
Hamilton Gardens | 24 June, 11.30am – 2.30pm | free event This fun day for the whole whanau includes kite flying and manutukutuku making while learning about Matariki, the Māori New Year. Attendees will receive a complimentary gift bag with Matariki and te reo Māori resources. Spot prizes for kite flyers and a free sausage sizzle.
Matariki Community Art Exhibition
Twin Rivers Community Art Centre – Te Whare Toi o Ngaruawahia | 27-30 June
Hamilton Junior High School| 28 June 4pm-6.30pm
The newly formed kapa haka rōpū of Hamilton Junior High School, Te Au o Tamatea, are inviting public along to come and support their fundraiser for kapa haka uniforms. There will be Kapa Haka performances, Matariki art exhibition with artworks for sale, sausage sizzle, bake store, face painting and more. Tautoko mai!
Winter Solstice Matariki Celebration
Coroglen School | Saturday 23 June 5pm
Matariki ki Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
The Waikato Museum | 15 July 11am- 4pm | free event
Matariki storytelling session and craft activity in the morning with Curator’s presentation and music performance in the afternoon. Programme: – 11am – 1pm Whaea Around The Fire Igniting traditional storytelling and craft session with Museum staff – 2pm Rerehau: Riding the fast wind – How do we survive an even faster future? Museum Curator Maree Mills draws upon the wisdom of our ancestors to empower you with tools to not only cope with change but to ride it and, better still, drive it. – 3pm Matariki Music – An afternoon of melody with local performing artists Mrs Dlite
WHITI Open Mic Night
Creative Waikato | 27 July Doors open 7.30pm | free event With the epic emerging talent in the region, Whiti is a stage that welcomes new and seasoned performers to get up and let your talents shine! Rock in & sign up on the night to share your shine. No cost to attend or perform. Spread the word to all your friends & whaanau! Light refreshments provided.
Matariki in the City
Hamilton City Library, Garden Place | 28 July, 10am – 2pm | free event
Celebrating the Maaori New Year and its significance to Maaori culture. Matariki in the City is a fun, engaging day suitable for the whole whanau. The day includes cultural performances, learn to make manu tukutuku and purerehua, storytelling, traditional Maaori games, and much more.
Matariki with the Waitai Sisters
Matariki @ Thyme Square
Matariki Dish Challenge
9 June – 14 July https://www.matarikidishchallenge.co.nz/ Vote for your fave Matariki inspired dish from competing Waikato restaurants, cafes and eateries.