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Matariki Lighting The Beacons Festival

Matariki Lighting The Beacons Festival

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  • Fri 2 Jul, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 3 Jul, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Mon 5 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Wed 7 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Thu 8 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Fri 9 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Sat 10 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Sun 11 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Mon 12 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Tue 13 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Wed 14 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Thu 15 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Fri 16 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Sat 17 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Sun 18 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Mon 19 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Tue 20 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Wed 21 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Thu 22 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Fri 23 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Sat 24 Jul, 9:00am – 10:00pm
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Kāpiti Coast, Kāpiti Coast, Kapiti Coast


All Ages


Official Website

Matariki, Lighting the Beacons is a month-long multi-disciplinary arts festival across the Kāpiti Region July 2 – 25, 2021.

Bookended by two public light sculpture events at the beginning and end of July, Lighting the Beacons includes music, arts and theatre as well as multiple community events for Kāpiti whānau to enjoy.

Events will be held in multiple venues across the month of July including;

- Opening Weekend featuring Light sculptures, live music, food trucks and more - July 2-3 - Maclean Park, Paraparaumu
- Beach clean-ups and tree plantings
- Live Music - The Māori Sidesteps, Tama Waipara & Maisey Rika
- Theatre - Witi's Wāhine
- NATIVE Minds - interactive kōrero
- E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Workshop
- Best of Māoriland Film Festival screenings
- Art exhibitions

and more! Visit the official website for more information.

Matariki is the Māori tradition that marks the rising of the star cluster also known as the Pleiades. Matariki signals the beginning of the Māori new year and is a time for commemorating the passing of loved ways as well as making plans for the coming year. It is also a time for celebration!

Join us for Lighting the Beacons in Kāpiti this Matariki!

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