2017 Events

Hari Tau Hou Maaori 2017!!

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EVENT CANCELLED – Please note this event has been cancelled and postponed until further notice. For ticket holders, iticket will be in contact soon for refunds.


Saturday, July 22 at 7 PM – 11:30 PM – Wintec Atrium

From their catalogue each Artist will share favourite tunes (well-known songs) to the evenings repertoire – with a connection to ‘Matariki’, the Maori New Year – a time of reflection, honour, rekindling of lifes’ fire and new beginnings through the acknowledging of our ancestors. There will be a music component of ‘The Tribute’ to honour and mihi the passing of much loved entertainers both locally and internationally.

Annie Crummer (Artist) – Auckland based
Che Fu (Artist) – Auckland based
Jason Kerrison (Op Shop / Artist / NZ Got Talent Judge) – Auckland based
Betty-Anne Monga (Ardijah / Artist) – Auckland based


For more info email tania@tkd.events

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WHITI Open Mic Night

Fri 23 June      8.30pm    no charge

Let your talents Shine or watch performers on the rise.



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Matariki in the City is a free event that celebrates 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, opportunity to learn how to make manu aute, listen to traditional stories from renowned storytellers Joe Harawira and Kawe Roes. A presentation from Space Dave about Matariki stars, a graffiti demonstration from Garreth Steiner, kids face painting, and much more.

Come celebrate Matariki with us on Saturday the 1st of July 9.30am to 2pm at the Meteor Theatre. This is a collaborative community event hosted by: Hamilton City Council, Hamilton City Libraries, Waikato Museum, Marei Kura Creations, and Entertainment Suite.

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Matariki 2017 Challenge 10th June-14th July


Keep up to date with yummy Matariki inspired dishes from local restaurants eateries and cafes in Hamilton and Waikato. Follow the Facebook page to find out where to dine this Matariki.





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7 July, Te Papa o Rotu Marae, Whatawhata, 6pm

Mataariki Extravaganza 2017 is an exciting fundraising event that will include an amazing 7 course meal highlighting the best of what Aotearoa has to offer, along with Matariki performances including national icons such as Beau Monga and Majic Paora, NRG Rising as well as our very own Nawton Kapa haka group, along with stories of Matariki. Tautoko te haerenga o te kura ki te whakataetae Kapa Haka.

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Matariki Maori art + design Pop-Up shop at Te Kopu Mania o Kirikiriroa WINTEC Marae.

Come along and get yourself some unique art, gifts, taonga, kakahu, whakakai and much, much more.

11 July 2017 – Opening Night 5:30pm – 7:30pm
12 July 2017 – 10am – 4pm
13 July 2017 – 10am – 4pm
14 July 2017 – 10am – 4pm