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Puaka Matariki Mātauranga Day

Araiteuru Marae Council Inc. —

Araiteuru Marae and Otago Museum team up to bring you an action packed day of fun for the whole whānau. Learn about the traditions and science of Puaka Matariki and celebrate the cycling of the seasons.

When: Saturday, 26th of June from 2pm to 6pm
Where: Araiteuru Marae

Activities include:

  • Star lab: 5x 20-minute group sessions
  • Interactive science demos
  • Art 'n' Craft Matariki activities
  • Taonga Puoro and Pakiwaitara
  • Rongoā
  • Entertainment
  • Prizes and giveaways
  • Taonga to purchase
  • Māori Artists
  • Live show: Te Ao Hurihuri
  • Community Hangi

Please see the link to our Facebook event here:


Our event is part of our city's Puaka Matariki Festival. We would love to see our tamariki, rangatahi and whānau attend for what will be a great afternoon of fun and education.