Waikato Events

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16 July Matariki Ahi Whakaata- Fire of Reflection, Whaingaroa, Raglan

Whaingaroa-Raglan’s annual Matariki celebration. Follow here on Facebook.

Ahi Whakaata–Fire of Reflection
Reflect on the Past
Celebrate the Present
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A free community event, held at the Rokikore Sand Spit, next to the skate park. Karakia, kai, entertainment, followed by a bonfire on the beach.

Supported by the Raglan Community Board, Waikato Tainui and the Raglan Chamber of Commerce.



30 July


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Matariki Dish Challenge is open again this year. Stay tuned for local eateries and restaurants that are competing in the challenge and vote for your favourite dish. Click here for more info.




Closes 17 June

Celebrate Matariki (Maaori New Year) through the written word and the arts.

In celebration of Matariki (Maaori New Year) , Waikato District Libraries are encouraging people to write a short story, poem or design a book cover and go in the draw to win a range of prizes.

Entries for the Waikato District Libraries Matariki competition are open now.

Click here for more info.

4 Sat June

Yot Club, 9 Bow St, Raglan

Heading into Music month, Rootz Konekt is a 10 piece roots reggae band from Hamilton. Rootz Konekt will be touring to promote their first album “Lockin & Loadin.

Rootz Konekt have toured the North Island extensively promoting their own music as well as supporting other big bands such as Katchafire, 1814, Tasty Brown, Paua, Rebel Souljahz, J Boog and the reknown Third World.

Supporting Rootz Konekt on this tour will be Jah Red Lion who will share his flavour of reggae dancehall music.

Come down and skank the night away


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