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Join us at Te Papa 16–25 June 2017 for this year's Matariki celebrations.
Join us for the lighting of a ritual fire, listen to stories of renewal, and celebrate the start of a new year.
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 7:00–8:30pm
Event Ngā kaupapa motuhake
See passionate performances by rangatahi (young people) as part of a weekend of song, dance, and workshops at Te Whare Mātoro, the house of entertainment.
Sat 17 Jun 2017, 12:00pm–Sun 18 Jun 2017, 12:00pm
Join in a delicious day of celebrating Māori chefs and Māori cuisine.
Sat 17 Jun 2017, 11:00am–3:00pm
Come on a musical adventure in Aotearoa as Mata climbs a mysterious mountain to find an ancient flute. For tamariki aged 7–14.
Sat 17 Jun 2017, 10:30–11:15am
Enjoy a two-day celebration of haka (dance) and waiata (song), from senior Māori performing artists from around Aotearoa New Zealand.
Sat 24 Jun 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm
Enjoy a two-day celebration of haka (dance) and waiata (song), presented by senior Māori performing artists from around Aotearoa New Zealand.
Sun 25 Jun 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm
On the 24 and 25 June you can watch two full days of Kaumātua Kapa Haka from the comfort of your own home.
See the amazing array of events we had on offer for Matariki 2016 – from storytelling to cultural days, Kapa Haka to cooking – and hear from those who celebrated with us.
Find out what Matariki is all about, read stories, learn about the stars, and download learning resources.