Art Festival: Matariki Festival, June 14 - July 14, 2010

Matariki Festival '10
June 14 - July 14, 2010
Auckland, Manukau, North Shore and Waitakere, New Zealand

Tihei Mauri ora Ki te whai ao ki te ao maarama, He mihi tenei ki a koutou katoa kua u ki tenei pae tukutuku ki te kitea nga momo huihuinga ki te whakanui tenei tohu, tenei wa o te Matariki i roto i te rohe o Taamaki. Ka huri o tatou whakaaro ki nga tini mate kua haere ki tua o Matariki moe mai ra i roto te ngakau o te Kaihanga e kore rawa koutou e warewaretia ki a tatou nga morehu tena tatou katoa.

Matariki Maori New Year celebrations will begin on Monday 14 June with a dawn karakia marking the arrival of the first moon after the rising of the star cluster Matariki. The festival then continues through to 14 July.

The Matariki Festival 2010 schedule is bursting with an array of high quality events and activities that build on the success of last year's festival. From the Native Noise concert in Auckland Town Hall, to tree plantings across the region, Ki o Rahi sports day at North Shore, theatre, exhibitions in Waitakere and throughout the regions, cabaret in Manukau, Manu Aute day at Orakei Marae, Movies at the Marae, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Matariki is a special time for all New Zealanders to share, a time to come together and celebrate our unique Maori heritage, nature, creativity and expression.

Auckland, Manukau, North Shore and Waitakere city councils work collectively to present the Matariki Festival through the Maori arts development kaupapa Toi Whenua.

No reira Kia hora te marino, Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, Kia tere te karohirohi.

May the sea be calm, may the shimmer of the summer glisten like greenstone and dance across your pathway as you explore the joys of Matariki.

For information about exhibitions associated with this festival, please visit www.maratikifestival.org.nz.

For an exhibition flyer, please download the attachment below.