Hāngī, kōrero, raranga, music, stalls, lanterns, face painting, telescopes, tī rākau (stick games) workshop and more!
Te Whai Community Trust will host a boutique event of activities
for you and your whānau to enjoy as we celebrate the first official Matariki public holiday on Friday 24 June 2022.
Performances by Aliyah & Te Puawai Connelly-Richards, and musician Josh Leys. We end with a special kōrero from Te Uri o Hau kaumatua as the sun goes down, followed by a chance to star-gaze through a telescopic lens.
View submissions from our Matariki colouring activity led by Kaipara artist Joe Paikea and murals painted by local rangatahi. Bring your picnic bag and blanket to support our zero waste kaupapa, listen to the kōrero and feast on the deliciously prepared hāngī.
We welcome visitors to experience this popular tourist destination with an event that highlights Matariki while acknowledging the history and hapū of Te Uri o Hau.
Funded by Northland Regional Events Fund