Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to the Ātea a Rangi – the Celestial Star Compass. Join the Ātea a Rangi Educational Trust in a heated marquee at Waitangi Regional Park to celebrate Te tau hou Māori / the Māori new year - the time of Matariki,
Matariki whānau whakangahau night: - this is a casual fun night.
Kōrero about Matariki & other whetū
Education and entertainment
Story telling and waiata
And much more!
This night is not suitable for under five year old's, arohamai.
And this is a non-alcoholic event. We encourage car-pooling. All proceeds go to further local School education programmes at the Ātea a Rangi. Numbers are limited to 4x tickets per person.
Dress warm, bring a coat for stargazing afterwards, this is weather dependant.
The night ends with a guided tour of the stars at the celestial compass with Ngāti Kahungunu navigator Piripi Smith.
Please also note that ticket sales for this event close 12pm Friday 18th June.