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Matariki Festival | Te Huihui-o-Matariki – 2024

🎇 Nelson City Council is excited to host Te Huihui-o-Matariki 2024 in collaboration with Ngā Iwi e Waru o Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui!
With plenty of live entertainment from local groups, light art displays, a night market, and a performance by special guest and New Zealand multi-award-winning Māori singer-songwriter Maisey Rika (Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa, Te Whānau a Apanui, Tūhoe), there is fun to be had for the whole whānau.
Important info:
🚌🚲🚶‍♂️ Traffic will be busy in the city, so please consider carpooling, taking the bus, cycling or walking to the event.
🥙 The Matariki Market will be open from 5 – 9pm and offer a diverse range of kai as well as Māori arts and crafts for sale.
💵 Please bring cash. There will be no access to cash withdrawals onsite and limited access for eftpos transactions.
🧡 Koha will be collected and donated to a local charity.
ℹ More info will be shared soon.

📣 Matariki 2024 kapa haka entertainment
We are excited to announce that Te Kapa Haka o Kia Ngāwari will be performing at Te Huihui-o-Matariki 2024.
Kia Ngāwari Kapa Haka Club was established in 1973 by Kia Ngāwari Amokura and Joe and Pirihira Paul as a way to revitalise Te Reo Māori in Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui.
The group celebrates 50 years this year and acknowledges all their amokura (leaders) who kept Kia Ngāwari alive.
Join us Friday 28 June at Trafalgar Park from 5pm to celebrate Matariki with your whānau!

🎵 Matariki 2024 special guest performer announced!
New Zealand multi-award-winning Māori singer-songwriter Maisey Rika (Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa, Te Whānau a Apanui, Tūhoe) will be the special guest performer at this year’s Matariki Festival, Te Huihui o Matariki 2024.
Hailing from the serene shores of the East Coast of the North Island, Maisey’s music is a mix of Māori, folk, acoustic, soul and easy listening that is vibrant with elements of roots and deep culture.
Maisey began singing as a professional from a young age, recording several Māori albums before finishing her high school years. One of these albums even reached double platinum status here in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Since then, she’s added another six original albums to her name, all of which have received accolades in the NZ Top 40 album charts and at music awards around the country.
We look forward to seeing Maisey perform at Te Huihui-o-Matariki 2024 at Trafalgar Park Friday 28 June.
RSVP on the FB event listing here.
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