Past Matariki Festivals 

From vibrant kapa haka to emotionally charged poetry slams, Matariki at Te Papa is a joyful celebration.

Matariki perfomances on the Te Papa Channel
Matariki performances on YouTube

Kaumātua Kapa Haka

Prepare yourself for tears of pride and joy. You’ll be swept up in the sheer elation with which the nation’s most revered Māori entertainers perform waiata and haka by iconic composers of yesteryear. These performances are both a glimpse into the past and a celebration of kaumātua.
Watch the 2011 Kaumātua Kapa Haka performances
See photos from the 2014 Kaumātua Kapa Haka performances

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Capture Matariki – Ka hao a Matariki

In 2009, in partnership with TelstraClear and New Zealand Post, we created an interactive display of images from everyone, that captured the mood of this special time of year.
Have a look at all the submitted photos