Puaka matariki – maraka, maraka!
Throughout July, Dunedin City Library will have the honour of screening the Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai and Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu series of short films, celebrating what it is to be Ngāi Tahu in an exploration of the creative artistry and traditional practices of the iwi. Brought to you by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Repeat screenings daily.
GigCity Living Hub, Ground Floor, Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Sunday 1 July ‒ Tuesday 31 July
Plus there's lots happening in the Libraries to help you celebrate Matariki. Why not try some of these?:
Light up like Matariki - Wednesday 11th July
We’ll show you how to make a light-up LED Matariki star card – learn about electricity AND Matariki! BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Blueskin Bay Library, 2-4pm
Waikouaiti Library, 2.30-3.30pm
A selection of stories with a Matariki theme for young children.
Friday 20th July, 11am
Matariki Star crafts
Come and celebrate Matariki at the library: make a star mobile and learn more about the Māori New Year. A family-friendly event with activities for all ages.
Tuesday 10th July, 2 - 4pm
Blueskin Bay Library
Waikouaiti Celebrates Matariki: Make a Star
Come down to the Library and we’ll show you how to make a folded star to hang for Matariki.
Wednesday 18th July, 2.30pm
How will you be celebrating the new year? You might want to get together with the whānau and enjoy some kai. Pick up one of our Māori kai cookbooks and try something special. We're definitely going to be giving the Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Pie a go, from Kai Time by Peter Peeti!
However you celebrate, be sure to check out the Puaka Matariki website to find out about all the great things going on in our fair city of Ōtepoti: https://matarikidunedin.co.nz/
And here are some resources for you to make, play and enjoy during Puaka Matariki :