MATARIKI HUNGA NUI
ĀTEA A RANGI - NAPIER
MANY PEOPLE GATHER FOR MATARIKI
June 20-24 & 30
July 1, 7-8, & 13-15
Mānawa mai a te putanga o Matariki.
Mānawa mai a te ariki o te rangi.
Mānawa mai a te mātahi o te tau
Hail the rise of Matariki
Hail the lord of the sky
Hail the New Year
Matariki is the Māori tradition that marks the rising of the star cluster Matariki Pleiades. Matariki signals the start of the Māori new year and is a time of commemorating the passing of loved ones, making plans for the upcoming year, feastings, celebrating and giving thanks for the harvest.
Learn about Whānau Marama – Family of Light and the traditonal star compass used by navigators for wayfinding across the Pacific Ocean. The only Matariki dark skies sensory experience in the world on an estuary facing the Pacific Ocean.
Tue 20 to Sat 24 June
Fri 30 June & Sat 1 July
Fri 7 & Sat 6 July
Thu 13 to Sat 15 July
6.30pm, 7.00pm, 7.30pm, 8.00pm, 8.30pm.
On week days Hastings travellers can expect rush hour traffics delays for 30 minutes between 6pm to 6.30pm and recommend Pakowhai Rd to Farndon Road route.
Atea a Rangi, Waitangi Regional Park, 363 Highway 2, Awatoto, Napier
TIckets: $10 per adult
NGĀ TOHU O TE TAU HOU
Signs of the New Year Māori
Celebrating the Māori New Year at Ātea a Rangi, Waitangi Park.
Free public events. 6.00am to 7.00am Monday 19 June to Thursday 22 June. Kōrero by local waka navigators. Sighting Matariki, stars and planets. If poor weather, kōrero will be inside heated marquee with whare whētu (plantetarium).
o Ngā tohu Rangatiratanga o Te Tiriti 1840 – Te Matau a Māui
Commemoration to mark the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 by Kahungunu chiefs at the mouth of this estuary. Free public event.
6.00am Saturday 24 June
Atea a Rangi, Waitangi Regional Park,
363 Highway 2, Awatoto, Napier
WHANGAI I TE HAUTAPU
karakia ceremony followed by a hāngi.
5am Friday 23 June. Ātea a Rangi