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Matariki Festival 2018
An Indigenous Event of National Identity

Matariki Festival 2018 An Indigenous Event of National Identity

Matariki signals the Māori New Year. It's a time of renewal and celebration in New Zealand that begins with the rising of the Matariki star cluster (the Pleiades or Seven Sisters).

Our Matariki 2018 festival at Te Papa has come to an end, but join us in June 2019 for more celebrations.

  • When Thu 14 – Sun 24 June 2018
  • Where Te Papa
  • Cost Free events