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Matariki at Waikato Museum

Matariki at Waikato Museum

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  • Sun 26 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St, Hamilton


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Free event

Celebrate Matariki (Maaori New Year) with us at Waikato Museum. Have fun with the family while you listen, learn, watch and make. Take something meaningful about Matariki away with you.

Matariki signals the Maaori New Year. It is a time of renewal and celebration in New Zealand that begins with the rising of the Matariki star cluster.

Aotearoa has emerged from the COVID-19 lockdown to enter a new year like no other. We have been, and will be, affected in different ways.

Matariki at the Museum focusses on the star Hiwa-i-te-Rangi. This star asks us to look forward with hope for a better future. Our programme this year reflects the need for hope, and the desire to support our customary practices and honour our rangatira who hold the skills and knowledge we need for a cleaner, simpler and more profound future.

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

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