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Matariki ki Pōneke

Matariki ki Pōneke

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  • Thu 23 Jun, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 24 Jun, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 25 Jun, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 26 Jun, 6:00pm – 9:00pm


Wellington Waterfront, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Nau mai, haere mai. Wellington City Council invites you to Matariki ki Pōneke, to celebrate the Māori New Year. Enjoy a stunning free whānau experience, with a fabulous Matariki Fireworks display. Matariki is a time for remembering the past, celebrating the present and looking to the future. Matariki ki Pōneke includes our free, whānau friendly Ahi Kā and Matariki Fireworks events.

Ahi Kā
Āhea | When: Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 June, 6pm - 9pm
Ki hea | Where: Te Papa, Wellington Waterfront, Te Ngākau Civic Square
Te utu | Cost: Free

Remember and honour our culture, heritage and community, with a walk-through journey through fire, imagery and stories. This immersive experience includes projections, displays, performances, fire and light.

Matariki Fireworks
Āhea | When: Friday 24 June, 7.15pm. Postponement dates 25 or 26 June – visit the Wellington City Council Facebook page for updates.
Ki hea | Where: Wellington Waterfront
Te utu | Cost: Free

We are lighting up the sky with a fabulous fireworks display to celebrate the Māori New Year. Food trucks will be on site on the Matariki Fireworks night only.

See the Matariki ki Pōneke Wellington city council web page for programme information.

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