Ka Whiti, Ka Whiti
Pīata Mai Matariki Festival
Matariki signals the beginning of the traditional Māori Maramataka, or lunar calendar; a time of renewal, learning and celebration that begins with the rising of the Matariki star cluster. The word pīata refers to the brightness of these stars as they shine in the night sky – just as the Pīata Mai Matariki Festival will provide a platform for our local Māori artists, designers and entrepreneurs to showcase their talents.
To coincide with the rising of the Matariki star cluster, our kapa haka stars He Waka Kōtuia will open the festivities with songs from their new album He Mahi Tamariki supported by Mara TK of the Electric Wire Hustle
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