FLAVA PROUDLY PRESENTS MATARIKI FESTIVAL

Publish Date
Friday, 21 June 2019, 12:16PM

Matariki on the Move: Tirotiro Whetū

Matariki on the Move tours Māori arts around Tāmaki Makaurau. This year there are three very different Matariki on the Move events; Kōrero, Tirotiro Whetū and Waiata.

Event details: 24, 27, 28 June, 6 – 9pm; 1, 4, 5, 8, 13 July, 6pm – 9pm; 14 July, 5.30am – 9am

Waitematā Harbour, sailings depart from Ōrākei Marina

 

Matariki on the Move: Waiata

Matariki on the Move tours Māori arts around Tāmaki Makaurau. This year there are three very different Matariki on the Move events; Kōrero, Tirotiro Whetū and Waiata.

 

Manu Aute Kite Day

Manu Aute Kite Day honours and celebrates the universal tradition of kite flying across Tāmaki Makaurau, with events happening in Ōrākei, Puketāpapa and Manurewa all on the same day. Watch the spectacle of kites of all shapes and sizes filling the skies, symbolically connecting heaven and earth. There are also plenty of opportunities for kite flyers of all ages to make and fly kites, sending their own personal messages and whakaaro out into the world. Get outdoors and experience the natural beauty of our city, while enjoying an uplifting day for the whole whānau.

Ōrākei - Sat 29 June, 10am - Takaparawhau Reserve (Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park), 19 Hapimana St, Ōrākei

Puketāpapa - Sat 29 June, 11am - Pukewīwī (Winstone Park), 1129 Dominion Road, Mt Roskill

Manurewa - Sat 29 June, 12pm - Manu Tukutuku, Randwick Park, 137 Shifnal Drive, Manurewa

 

Te Taumata Kapa Haka

Celebrate the dynamic art form of kapa haka. Enjoy exhilarating live performances from local group and current Te Matatini champions Ngā Tūmanako, reigning National Secondary Schools title-holder Raukura from Rotorua, and a host of other powerful kapa from around the country. This year, Te Taumata Kapa Haka features the prowess of seasoned professionals and school groups on the same stage, for one day only. Don’t miss the power of kapa haka as a force to bring people of all backgrounds together. Te Taumata Kapa Haka is part of Elemental AKL.

When: Sat 6 July, 10am – 4pm

Where: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre

 

Matariki on the Move: Kōrero

Join astronomer Dr Rangi Matamua, maramataka Māori expert Rereata Makiha and master navigator Hoturoa Kerr for one night only, as they share their latest research and passion for Māori astronomy with the audience. With extensive knowledge of the maramataka (lunar calendar), celestial navigation and the Matariki star cluster, this is a unique opportunity to hear from three tohunga (experts) in person. Learn about Matariki, as well as other stars and celestial bodies, how they guided the traditional way of life for many Māori throughout Aotearoa in days gone by, and their continuing importance in today’s modern world.

 

Matariki on the Move tours Māori arts around Tāmaki Makaurau.

When: 10 July, 7pm – 10pm

Where: SKYCITY Theatre, Auckland CBD

 

Te Korakora on Federal

Enjoy a night out with friends and whānau at Te Korakora on Federal, an urban street party where you can experience the vibrant sights and sounds of te ao Māori on Federal Street. Come together for a unique evening of culture in the city, as the 2019 Matariki Festival comes to an end. Dance the night away under the Matariki stars while enjoying a stellar line-up of musical talent and entertainment.

When: Fri 12 July, 5-10pm

Where: Federal St, Auckland Central

 

Vector Lights

First night of light event: Thursday, 27 June 2019 (see schedule below)

Week 1: Thu 27, Fri 28, Sat 29 June, Sun 30 June

Week 2: Fri 5, Sat 6 July, Sun 7 July

Week 3: Fri 12, Sat 13 July, Sun 14 July

Lights On: 6.00pm

Lights Off: 12:00am (midnight)

8 minutes followed by 22 minutes of darkness before repeat