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Matariki Festival Nelson 2020

Date/Time: Saturday, 18 July 2020 from 18:00-19:30

Update: The fireworks display at 7pm, will be now be at Neale Park.

FIREWORKS VIEWING LOCATIONS
The fireworks can be enjoyed either via livestream or from Guppy Park, North Road, Kinzett Terrace Carpark, Peace Grove, Akersten Street and the surrounding area. Please ensure you that you take care on the roads and when parking your vehicle.

The star cluster Matariki appears in our skies in the month of Pipiri (June) marking the start of the Māori New Year. It’s a time to reflect on the past, acknowledge the present, and to look forward to the future.
EVENT DETAILS
Nelson City Council invites our community to join us in celebrating Matariki. Proceedings will be livestreamed here via Council’s Facebook page and YouTube channel starting at 6pm:
• Opening Karakia | Kaumātua
• Mayor’s Message | Mayor Rachel Reese
• Kapa Haka Performance | Te Kapa o Kura Tai Waka
• Light Art Projects
• Fireworks
The evening will then conclude with a fireworks display at 7pm, from Haulashore Island.

FIREWORKS VIEWING LOCATIONS
The fireworks can be enjoyed either via livestream or various locations around the city, such as Wakefield Quay, Rocks Road, Tāhunanui Beach, Princes Drive, Britannia Heights and Paddys Knob. Please ensure you that you take care on the roads and when parking your vehicle.

HEALTH & SAFETY
To ensure the continued health and safety of our community we encourage social distancing. This event will be guided by Government health and safety guidelines, and advice from the Nelson Marlborough Chief Medical Officer. Any changes to the event will be advised ahead of time.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO CELEBRATING WITH YOU

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