Matariki Events Programme

 

Free Matariki Open Day

When: Sunday June 26, 9am to 5pm
Tickets:
FREE

Visit Waitangi and enjoy a full programme of free guided tours and cultural performances this June 26th.

Explore the two contemporary museums Te Rau Aroha Museum of the Price of Citizenship and Te Kōngahu Musuem of Waitangi, Te Whare Rūnanga, the Treaty House, traditional waka and carving studio.

Check out the gift shop for Matariki special and Whare Waka Cafe for the exclusive Matariki Menu.

 

Maramataka with Heeni

When: 1pm to 3pm, Saturday June 25
Tickets: $30pp – Includes Waitangi Treaty Grounds Experience Pass
Venue: Hokianga, Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Maximum 120 pax

Heeni Hoterene will share with you her knowledge on Maramataka Māori, the Māori lunar cycle, and give tips on how to use it to increase your productivity in a modern-day form. Traditional Māori gardening and fishing protocols follow the Maramataka energy cycles, signifying the right time to plant and the best time to fish.

Heeni has been living by the Maramataka for over 18 years and teaches educators, environmentalists and all interested in how to maximise their lives potential by planning according to the Māori calendar and realigning to the southern seasons. With over 50,000 followers on social media, Heeni is in huge demand and we are extremely excited to host this event at Waitangi. Tickets are limited and will go fast so secure your seat today.

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Bone carving workshop

When: 9.30am to 4pm, Saturday June 25
Tickets: $75pp
Venue: Taumārere, Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Maximum 10 pax

Presented by Aotearoa Bone and Stone, participants will be introduced to a new skill set through the carving design process, using grinders, drills, wet and dry sanding techniques and polishing tools. Then learn some lashing and binding techniques used traditionally throughout Polynesia.

With the expert guidance of established Māori artists, Maha (Waikato, Ngai Tahu) and Laura (Ngā Puhi, Te Arawa) you are able to create a replica whale’s tooth pendant from beef bone.

• Duration of workshop is 7 hours, including lunch break
• All materials are supplied and attendees create and keep their carving
• Comfortable clothes, and covered shoes are essential as you will be working with power tools. An apron is handy if you can bring one!
• Tea and coffee supplied
• Lunch is not included, but can be purchased from Whare Waka Café on-site or you can bring your own
• Cost of workshop includes entry to Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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Pounamu toki workshop

When: 9.30am to 4pm, Sunday June 26
Tickets: $75pp
Venue: Taumārere, Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Maximum 10 pax

Presented by Aotearoa Bone and Stone, participants will be using diamond wheels, drills, wet and dry sanding, and polishing tools, to create a toki pendant. Traditional Polynesian braiding and lashing techniques will complete the pendant ready to wear in this contemporary tikanga-based workshop.

With the expert guidance of established Māori artists, Maha (Waikato, Ngai Tahu) and Laura (Ngā Puhi, Te Arawa) you are able to create a pounamu toki.

• Duration of workshop is 7 hours, including lunch break
• All materials are supplied and attendees create and keep their carving
• Comfortable clothes, and covered shoes are essential as you will be working with power tools. An apron is handy if you can bring one!
• Tea and coffee supplied
• Lunch is not included, but can be purchased from Whare Waka Café on-site or you can bring your own
• Cost of workshop includes entry to Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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Horomona Horo taonga puoro practitioner

When: 9.30am to 10.45am, Sunday June 26
Tickets: Free event
Venue: Te Whare Rūnanga, Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Maximum 120 pax

Composer, practitioner and cross genre collaborator, Horomona Horo has fused the traditional instruments of the Maori, taonga puoro (singing treasures), within a diverse range of cultural and musical forms.

Mentored by tohunga of Taonga Puoro, the late Dr Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns, in 2001, Horo won the inaugural Dynasty Heritage Concerto Competition and in the intervening years has become the international Māori face of Taonga Puoro. Performances including orchestral work with the Weimarer Staatskapelle Orchestra, hip-hop with Pao Pao Pao, Opera in the Park with Kiri Te Kanawa, guest artist at the 90th Commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele, and international tours with Moana and the Tribe, Canti Māori, Green Fire Islands and the Voices NZ Choir, have enabled Horomona to extend his knowledge and skills across diverse genres whilst remaining a cultural and musical educator in his own right.

 

Star Waka School Holiday programme
When: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 – 22 July
Venue: Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery

Adults must accompany their children.
Free for Friends of Waitangi and Experience Pass holders to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Grab your whānau and join the Waitangi Treaty Grounds Education team this school holidays every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to make stars to celebrate Matariki. The stars can be donated to the Star Waka exhibition or taken home to enjoy. All materials are supplied in the Exhibition Gallery, as well as seating and instructional videos to help you make the stars.

A Waitangi Treaty Grounds Educator will be in the Exhibition Gallery assisting children (and adults) making their own stars on the 11, 13, 15, 18, 20 and 22 July.

 

 

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