Matariki Events

Matariki is known as the Maori New Year and is marked by the rising of the cluster of stars named Pleiades. Matariki is a time of sharing and celebration. Check out the range of 2021 Matariki events on in the Waikato.

For more info on all of the great events below - visit www.matarikiwaikato.nz

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Karanga O Te Tau Hou

When: June 11, 5.30am - 9.30am
Where: Hamilton Gardens Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton
More info: www.matarikiwaikato.nz/events

Matariki ki Waikato Market Day

When: June 12, 10am - 3pm
Where: Hamilton Gardens Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton
More info: www.matarikiwaikato.nz/events

Matariki Dish Challenge

When: June 12 - July 12
Vote for your fave Matariki inspired dish from competing Waikato restaurants, cafes and eateries.
More information here: waikatofoodinc.com/matariki-dish-challenge

Matariki At the Museum

When: June 19, 10am - 4pm
Where: Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St, Hamilton
More info: waikatomuseum.co.nz

Kūmara

When: June 24, 3pm - 5pm
Where: Te Papanui 66 Tennyson Road, Hamilton
More info: www.matarikiwaikato.nz/event/kumara/

Matariki in the City

When: June 26, 10am - 2pm
Where: Hamilton city Library 9 Garden Place, CBD, Hamilton
More info: www.matarikiwaikato.nz/event/matariki-in-the-city/

Manu Tukutuku – Family Kite Day

When: June 27, 11am - 2pm
Where: Hamilton Gardens Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton
More info: www.matarikiwaikato.nz/event/manu-tukutuku-family-kite-day/

Museum Birthday & Matariki Celebration

When: June 30, 6pm - 8pm
Where: Hamilton Gardens Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton
More info: www.tearoha-museum.com

Matariki with the Hamilton Astronomical Society

When: July 1 & July 2, 5.30am - 7.30am
Where: Hamilton Astronomical Society 183 Brymer Road, Hamilton
More info: www.matarikiwaikato.nz/event/matariki-with-the-hamilton-astronomical-society

Whiti

When: July 2, 6pm - 9.30pm
Where: The Meteor 1 Victoria Street, Hamilton
More info: www.matarikiwaikato.nz/event/whiti

Hohou te Rongo – Exhibition

When: July 2, 6pm - July 31 8pm
Where: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts - Waikato University
More info: www.matarikiwaikato.nz/event/hohou-te-rongo-exhibition

He Pu, He Puoro, He Purakau

When: July 3, 7.30am - 9.30pm
Where: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts - Waikato University
More info: www.matarikiwaikato.nz/event/he-pu-he-puoro-he-purakau

When: July 4, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Where: The Meteor 1 Victoria Street, Hamilton
More info: themeteor.co.nz

Matariki Twilight Tour

When: July 3, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Where: Waitomo Glowworm Caves 39 Waitomo Village road, Waitomo Caves
More info: www.waitomo.com

Art Exhibition

When: July 4 - 11, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Where: Waitomo Glowworm Caves 39 Waitomo Village road, Waitomo Caves
More info: www.waitomo.com

Matariki Rongoa Stories

When: July 4, 3m - 4.30pm
Where: Waitomo Glowworm Caves 39 Waitomo Village road, Waitomo Caves
More info: www.waitomo.com

KAINGA 2021

When: July 7, 6pm - 9pm
Where: Rangiaowhia Whare, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa ki Raroera. Entry via 23 Mahana Road, Te Rapa,, Hamilton.
More info: www.matarikiwaikato.nz/events

Ohomairangi 2021

When: July 9, 6pm - 10pm
Where: The Atrium Wintec Institute of Technology, Tristram Street, Hamilton
More info: www.matarikiwaikato.nz/events

Matariki market and community exhibition

When: July 10, 9am - 2pm
Where: 18 HerschelStreetNgaruawahia 18 Herschel Street, Ngaruawahia
More info: www.matarikiwaikato.nz/events

Waitomo Glowworm Cave Matariki Evening Event

When: July 10, 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Where: Waitomo Glowworm Caves 39 Waitomo Village road, Waitomo Caves
More info: www.waitomo.com

Matariki Activity: Make your own Poi, Tī Rākau Stick Game & Ukulele with Oriwa & Awatea

When: July 13 - 20, July 20 - 22
Where: Te Aroha Museum Cadman Bath House, Te Aroha Domain, Te Aroha
More info: tamuseum.org.nz

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