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Matariki - A Celebration of New Zealand


Fri 10 Jun 2011, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Dannevirke Town Hall, McPhee St, Dannevirke, Tararua

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Te Rangi Huata

Dannevirke hosts their 8th annual Matariki celebrations, that herald the arrival of Matariki - Pleiades, a group of seven tiny stars that appear on the eastern horizon in the early morning.

The appearance of Matariki is a signal to give thanks for the bounty of the harvest and to prepare the new year planting season.

This gathering is hosted by Te Taiwhenua o Tamaki Nui a Rua.

Gourmet hangi and hot foods available. Around 50 multicultural dancers, singers and bands will perform including world renowned Kahungunu Maori Dance Theatre. National television reporter Kiriona Kingi will MC this wonderful community concert.

This event is funded by Ngati Kahungunu Iwi, Te Taiwhenua o Tamaki Nui a Rua and Te Puni Kokiri.