Matariki Festival

The star of Auckland’s winter season, Matariki Festival returns with an exciting line-up of more than 80 events region-wide from 21 June to 16 July; from captivating kapa haka, to a live concert featuring contemporary Māori musicians. 

Enjoy kite-flying, delicious kai, lighting shows and cultural events across Auckland – many are free or low-cost. 

As we observe our first public holiday, gather with friends and whānau to celebrate Māori new year and learn more about Matariki – a time to remember loved ones, plan for the future, celebrate the present and honour ancestors. 

For the full programme, visit matarikifestival.org.nz. 

Matariki Festival is brought to you by Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland Council with iwi partners Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Supported by The Hits and Vector Lights.  

Nau mai, haere mai – everyone is welcome! 

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