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Matariki Ramaroa 2023

Kapiti Coast

Matariki signals the Māori new year. It is a time for commemorating the passing of loved ways, for reflecting on the past year and making  plans for the coming year. It is also a time for celebration!

Matariki Ramaroa is a 3 week Arts Festival with music events,  art exhibitions, the lighting of the Matariki beacon fires,  tree planting, beach cleanups,  Native Minds’ a series of thought leader conversations  and the  Matariki Ramaroa Street Party
Matariki Ramaroa inspires, educates and celebrates this unique Aotearoa event with all on the Kapiti Coast. 
Matariki Ramaroa is presented by Māoriland Charitable Trust, the team behind Māoriland Film Festival and  the Māoriland Hub in Ōtaki. 


Main St Ōtaki – July 8, 5pm-8pm – Main St Ōtaki

Matariki Got Talent – July 8, 4:30pm-6:30pm – Memorial Hall Ōtaki

Runway Show – July 8, 6:45pm-7pm – Main St Ōtaki

Record Fair – July 9, 10am-1:30pm – Memorial Hall Ōtaki

Tree Planting – July 10-13, 1pm-3pm – Various locations around Kapiti Coast

Beach Clean Up – July 10-13, 10am-12pm – Various locations around Kapiti Coast

Twilight Miniature Trains – July 14, 4pm-7pm – Raumati Beach Marine Gardens

Matariki Ramaroa Ahi – July 14, 5:30pm-7pm – Raumati Beach AND Ōtaki Beach

Matariki Stargazing Course – July 21-23, various times – Te Horo

To be announced soon:


Huakina Exhibition at Toi Matarau Gallery

Māoriland Presents Mā: Live at the Māoriland Hub

…and more!

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