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Whakanuia a Matariki ki Tamatea : Celebrate Matariki in Central Hawke’s Bay

Matariki is a time for growth and change. Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it signals the start of a new year. Matariki is a celebration of people, culture, language, spirituality, history and change.

Dawn Ceremonies

Venues across Central Hawke's Bay

  • Pukeora Hill
  • Takapau RSA

6.00am, Monday 14th June 2021

Matariki Hākinakina: Kī o Rahi Tournament

Russell Park, Waipukurau

9:30am – 2:30pm, Tuesday 15th June 2021

Live Art Expo

Waipukurau War Memorial Hall

9:30am – 3:30pm, Wednesday 16th June 2021

Matariki Theatre Performance: Kahurangi Dance Academy

Central Hawke’s Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa

1pm, Thursday 17th June 2021

Matariki ki Tamatea Festival

Russell Park, Waipukurau

5:30pm – 8pm, Friday 18th June 2021


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