UPDATE: MATARIKI RAMAROA - CLOSING WEEKEND ŌTAKI BEACH POSTPONED.
NEW DATES JULY 22 - 23
Despite some big weather events that have hit the Kāpiti Coast over the past week Matariki Ramaroa 2022 has continued with music, arts and community events.
Due to COVID-19 in the technical crew, our Ōtaki Light Art Events - scheduled for Friday July 15 - 16 have been postponed.
Matariki Ramaroa will now close at Ōtaki Beach on Friday July 22 - Saturday July 23 at the same time of 5 pm til 9 pm on both nights.
We appreciate your support and hope that you can still join us on Friday July 22 and Saturday July 23.
Hono mai mō Matariki! Matariki Ramaroa Kāpiti Lights Arts Festival is a celebration of te Tau Hou Māori – the Māori New Year for all of Kāpiti.
Matariki Ramaroa closes at Ōtaki Beach on July 15 – 16 with two nights of light sculptures, eclectic music, performances, food stalls and storytelling under the rising stars of Matariki.
Matariki Ramaroa is a place to come together in celebration, togetherness, reflection, feasting and fun with contemporary light sculptures adorning Kāpiti’s beautiful beachfront. Fun for the whole whānau to explore this magical mid-winter tradition.
Matariki Ramaroa is a month-long festival opening June 24 at Maclean Park, Paraparaumu. The festival closes on July 17 in Ōtaki. Visit the official website for more events.