13 June – 12 July │ 13 o Pipiri – 12 o Hōngongoi
Matariki Festival at Te Papa │ Te Taiopenga o Matariki ki Te Papa
This year, Te Papa hosts a stellar programme of free events for all ages, including the popular Poetry Slam, and Ngā Whetū o Matariki concert. We will also be hosting a wide range of family-friendly activities, including workshops, talks and much more . Plus, see some of Aotearoa’s most experienced and revered Māori entertainers in this year’s New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka.
Matariki events at Te Papa
I tēnei tau, he nui ngā kaupapa utukore mā ngā reanga katoa kei Te Papa, pērā i te Takitaki Kupu me te konohete o Ngā Whetū o Matariki. He nui ngā mahi pārekareka hoki mā te whānau, he kaupapa toi, he kauhau, he aha atu, he aha atu. Tāpiri atu ki tēnā, ka whakaekea te atamira o Te Papa e te kāhui kōrako hei whakangahau i a koutou, koia ko te New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka.
Tirohia ngā mahi a Te Papa mō Matariki
Matariki Wellington | Te-Upoko-o-Te-Ika-a-Māui Regional Festival
Te Papa is collaborating with seven museums and galleries throughout the wider Wellington Region – City Gallery Wellington, Pataka Art + Museum, Carter Observatory, Expressions Whirinaki, Museum of Wellington City and Sea, Mahara Gallery, and The Dowse Art Museum – to develop Matariki Wellington, a region-wide Matariki arts festival.
There are many great exhibitions and events happening.
Full list of events and locations – Matariki Wellington
E mahi ngātahi ana a Te Papa me ngā whare taonga, ngā huarewa toi e whitu o Te Upoko-o-Te-Ika – ko Toi Pōneke, ko Pātaka, ko Te Ara Whānui ki te Rangi, ko Expressions Whirinaki, ko Museum of Wellington City and Sea, ko Mahara Gallery, ko The Dowse Art Museum – hei whakatairanga i a Matariki ki Te Upoko-o-Te-Ika.
He maha ngā whakaaturanga me ngā kaupapa pārekareka puta noa i te rohe nei.
Mō te roanga atu o ngā whakamārama, hoatu ki matarikiwellington.org.
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Matariki 2015 theme
He rau tangata, he kōingo aroha | People gather and affirm love in a myriad of ways
Read more about this year’s Matariki Festival theme
Ngā Whetū o Matariki waiata music competition
Win a trip to Wellington to perform with two of Aotearoa’s hottest musicians, Ria Hall and Rob Ruha. Compose an original waiata and you could perform at Te Papa's Ngā Whetū o Matariki concert on Thursday 18 June 2015.
Enter the Ngā Whetū o Matariki waiata music competition
Watch past Matariki performances
From vibrant kapa haka to emotionally charged poetry slams, Matariki at Te Papa is a joyful celebration.
Watch past Matariki performances on the Te Papa Channel
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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Wellington Regional Amenities Fund
New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka Sponsor
Image: Te Rōpū Pakeke o Whakaohoake, 2015 New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka, Te Papa. Photograph by Norm Heke