Come to this Howick Historical Village for this festive Live Day to celebrate Matariki! Explore connections to our taiao (environment) and learn more about the tenets of the Māori New Year such as remembrance, acknowledging our bounty and planning for the future.
Step back in time and experience the Village alive with costumed volunteers undertaking daily tasks such as baking on the range, butter-making and their specialised trades. Interactive demonstrations will take place throughout the day, as well as the following highlights:
- Raranga Harakeke: Weaving Workshop at 11 am (adults) & 1:30 (children)
- Poi Workshop with Poi Yeah at 10:30
- Garden Talk: 'Plants and their 1800s Medicinal Uses' at 11 am & 1:30 pm
- Kite Making craft
Admission: 50% OFF ALL TICKETS for this special Live Day! All Welcome! Adult $8, student/senior $6, child $4.
Booking is essential for weaving and poi workshops as places are limited. Book on Eventfinda (Poi Workshop: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2022/poi-workshop-matariki-at-the-village/auckland/howick, Weaving Workshop: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2022/weaving-workshop-matariki-at-the-village/auckland/howick) or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (09) 576 9505.
Children’s weaving workshop suitable for age 10+, ages 8-10 must be supervised. Participating and non-participating parents must purchase admission.