Matariki After Dark

Gather your crew and join us for this special Matariki After Dark – a late-night adults-only event to celebrate Matariki.

When | Āhea

Fri 21 Jun 2024, 7.00pm to 11.00pm

Where | Ki hea

Wellington Foyer, Rongomaraeroa

Cost | Te utu

Free event

Inside, groove to the melodies of Jordyn with a Why and her band, take part in rongoā workshops, and listen to poetry by Māori Mermaid as you sip hot chocolate.

Outside, join our botany curators for a flashlight tour of Bush City to discover pua connected to the winter months, and make friends with the glow worms.

Cash bar and boil-up kai will be available on the night.

Includes access to Mānawatia a Matariki Hub.

More activities and full schedule announced soon…

Jordyn with a Why
Growing up in South Auckland, Jordyn has quickly impacted the Aotearoa music scene with her bilingual (Māori and English) soulful sounds. Descending from Whāingaroa, Mulifanua Lalovi, Falelatai and Vaimoso, the stories are woven throughout her music, with her second release, ‘Brown Melodies’ being nominated for ‘Best Single’ at the 2022 Māori Music Awards. Following suit, Jordyn was a finalist for the 2023 Pacific Music Award’s Best Pacific Female Artist as well as her first Māori language release ‘Raumati’ landing as a top 3 finalist for the 2023 APRA Maioha Award. Jordyn was awarded the 2023 Māori Music Awards Best Female Artist.

Jordyn’s ‘why’ is in and through her music – she tells the stories of language reclamation, identity and cultural heritage.

Māori Mermaid
Jessica Hinerangi Thompson-Carr (Ngāruahine, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāpuhi) is an illustrator and a poet. She works as a full-time artist primarily online through her Instagram and has been published in various journals online and offline, such as Pantograph Punch, Starling magazine, Circuit, Landfall, Bad Apple Gay, Pūhia, and Ōrongohau. Her insp iration comes from her whakapapa and her community. She wishes to inspire others to find the artist in themselves. Jessica published her first poetry collection titled Āria in 2023.

Jordyn with a Why. Photo courtesy of the artist

Māori Mermaid. Photo courtesy of Jessica Hinerangi Thompson-Carr