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Whakanuia Matariki, te tau hou Māori.

Matariki marks the beginning of the new year in the Māori lunar calendar. The first official celebration of Matariki as a public holiday is being celebrated on 24th June. 

Signified by the Matariki cluster of stars reappearing in our night sky, Matariki is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate the present, and plan for the year ahead. Traditionally, Matariki was celebrated by whānau getting together to reflect on the past. 
There is a lot happening across the country between 21 June and 16 July to celebrate. So, grab your friends and whānau and head along to the events happening in your local area. Find out what’s on below:

Whangarei - click here 

Aucklandclick here  

Wellington - click here 

Hawkes Bay - click here 

Christchurch - click here  

Dunedin - click here  

If you’re heading out to any events – check out the closest car parks: