Tickets are limited for the first Selwyn Kura Matariki Lantern Festival: Kotahitanga o Waihora in 2021. Inspired and led by the tamariki of Selwyn, visitors will experience a Matariki like no other offered in New Zealand. Visitors will be greeted by kapa haka performances and a tamariki led marketplace where you can purchase kai, hangi and craft. From there you are invited to 'walk amongst the stars' as you are guided through the Matariki cluster within the Broadfield garden landscape. An outdoor Matariki movie area for kids as well as harakeke waka lantern-making stations so you can make a wish on Hiwa-i-te-rangi (the wishing star) for the New Year. Join us for this magical and educational Matariki experience and enjoy the star lantern installations made by all our kura in Selwyn.
Purchase your tickets online prior to the event as entry will be limited for this first year so we cannot guarantee gate sales. In case of wet weather postponement date is Sunday 4th July. Refunds only available if both event dates are cancelled.
This event would not be possible without the incredible support of so many businesses so far. At this stage we would like to acknowledge David Hobbs, owner of Broadfield Garden, SignTech, Andre from Hang Up Entertainment and TeacherTalk for the gorgeous Matariki artwork that we have been permitted to use.