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Matariki Ramaroa – Opening Weekend

Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach


UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to predicted rainfall and bad weather, we regretfully have to cancel our SECOND night of festivities (Saturday 25 June). Please note that Friday 24 June is still going ahead as planned! Our opening weekend is now a one-night-only event.

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 opens on June 24 – Aotearoa’s first Matariki Public Holiday at Maclean Park, Paraparaumu.

Join us on June 24 a night 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 continues with events across Kāpiti. The festival closes on July 17 in Ōtaki. Visit for more events.