Matariki Festival @ Te Papa (June 2010)

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Thursday 10 June Sunday 27 June 2010
Taite 10 Pipiri Ratapu 27 Pipiri 2010

Celebrate Maori New Year at Te Papa with an 18 day Matariki Festival programme.

Whakanuia te Tau Hou Maori ki te Taiopenga o Matariki kei Te Papa.Tekau ma warura te roa o tenei hotaka nui whakaharahara! Akuni, ka whakairi ake te hotaka!

Matariki events programme

Don’t miss the Seven Sisters and Seven Brothers concerts featuring Lisa Tomlins, the Laughing Samoans, a dozen other top home-grown performers, plus contemporary and traditional dance, Star Lab sessions, and special activities for children.
See the full events programme

Waka the journeying and coming together of people

This is our theme for this year. For thousands of years, guided by the stars, waka (canoe) transported people all over the Pacific Ocean and New Zealand. Come to Te Papa and let us take you on a journey of discovery.
Read the foreword – Eat the bountiful food of Rongo and Haumia
Panuitia te kupu whakataki – Kainga te tahua a Rongo raua ko Haumia

Nga Taonga Ahungarua a Matariki

From the 10-27 June, seven taonga will be exhibited on Te Marae that show the continuance and maintenance of Maori knowledge relating to traditional Maori food. More information is coming.

About Matariki

In early June, the star cluster Matariki (the Pleiades or the Seven Sisters) will reappear in our dawn skies, being visible for 11 months.
Learn more about Matariki in our online teacher resource

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