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Te Wairua O Matariki

When:

Sat 6 Jul 2019, 5:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Victoria St Reserve, Lower Victoria St, Dargaville, Dargaville

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: janeenh

Celebration of Matariki- signifying the beginning of Māori New Year.

Dargaville is in celebration mode with the arrival of Matariki, a significant time in the New Zealand cultural calendar marking the beginning of Māori New Year.

Each year the Matariki cluster of stars - known to astronomers as Pleiades or the Seven Sisters - rises in New Zealand skies. Believed to have formed more than 100 million years ago the cluster plays a pivotal role in modern and ancient Māori mythology.

A range of musicial performances, cultural and art activities, history, culture and fire show that embodies the spirit of Matariki.