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Matariki - A Celebration of New Zealand


Fri 8 Jun 2012, 5:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Dannevirke Netball Centre, Anderson Street, Dannevirke, Tararua

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: Rana Huata

Dannevirke hosts their 9th 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.

Guest artists are singing sensation Chad Chambers, the winner of Homai Te Pakipaki TV talent show and Ria Hall, an amazing vocalist supported by 100 talented performers from the world famous St Josephs Maori Girls College, Hato Paora College and Te Aute College to Rezpect Hip hop Dance Academy. Enter the "Move Your Body" dance contest to win $50 phone top ups. Hangi and a wide variety of hot foods available.

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