Matariki Festivities at Arataki

The Council has lots of amazing events planned for Matariki.    Link .  There are activities all over Auckland including plenty out West.

Closest to home,  Arataki’s hosting a number of activites from 20 June – Sunday 19 July including exhibitions, lectures, walks, story telling and a Maori traditional reed boat making workshop!  Check the website for full details including recommended ages, cost and booking details.  Website Here

He Wāhi Ātaahua: A Beautiful Place

Auckland Council parks staff celebrate Matariki with a collection of photographs sharing their special places at work    Date: Sat 20 June to Sun 19 July    Venue: Arataki Visitor Centre Gallery

Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho: Treasures from the Past

An exhibition depicting traditional food gathering, preserving and storage methods   Date: Sat 20 June to Sun 19 Jul y   Venue:Arataki Visitor Centre Gallery

Te Hau ā Uru: Travelling Exhibition

This travelling show features the work of Te Kawerau a Maki artists: video work from Te Rongo Kirkwood and Tanya Ruka and the carving of John Collins and Sunnah Thompson

Date: Sat 20 June to Sun 19 July

Arataki Evening Talks

Join Rereata Makihi for discussions on Maramatanga – the Māori lunar calendar, ocean voyaging and celestial navigation

Date: Tues 30 June and Tues 14 July Cost : $10 (light supper provided)

Film series at Arataki

Three different films on different topics relevant to Māori, featuring Te Mana o Te Moana – The Pacific Voyagers, Hawaiian: the Legend of Eddie Aikau and Māori Short Films  Cost: Koha

Mōkihi – Māori Traditional Reed Boat Workshop

Come and learn how to make a Mokihi (reed boat) from Raupo as Māori did in the past and renew this engaging tradition during Matariki  Date: Sun 5 July  Venue: Arataki Visitor Centre Lecture Room Cost $20

The Stories of Tāmaki – Ngā Pakiwaitara o Tāmaki

Hear some of the stories of Tāmaki as told by the decedents, with the backing of taonga puoro (flutes)   Date: Fri 17 July Cost:Adult $10 Child $5