This star acknowledges those who have passed on from this life. A past practice was to “call out” the names of loved ones past practice was to “call out” the names of loved ones past, in remembrance, during this time.
Nau Mai e te mātahi o te tau hou Māori. He karanga tēnei kia rauhiri mai ki tēnei kaupapa e mahuta mai ana, kia whakamānawa i a Matariki pūanga, Matariki ahunga nui.
Our Matariki ki te ao Festival will run for the duration of nine days in dedication to te Iwa ō Matariki, we welcome you to join our celebration with talented entertainment, Māori games and workshops, Māori educational stalls, School bus tours, Council facility activations, local pākihi, inspirational speakers, pefrormances and delicious kai, night markets with the ultimate Matariki experience under our Matariki ki te ao dome.
Day 8 programme:
9.30 am - 9pm
- Pakihi Market
- Star making
- Korowai making
- Manu Aute Making & Flying on Māngere Maunga
- Educational informative screen presentation
- Digital star photos
12pm - 3pm: Matariki Festival
- Tone Six
- Mads Parker
- Nikita Castle Tapiki
- Lisa Cave
5pm - 9pm: Te Reo Māori Movies under the Stars