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
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