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Matariki Fireworks

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Nau mai, haere mai. Wellington City Council invites you to Matariki ki Pōneke, to celebrate the Māori New Year. Enjoy a stunning free whānau experience, with a fabulous Matariki Fireworks display. Matariki is a time for remembering the past, celebrating the present and looking to the future. Matariki ki Pōneke includes our free, whānau friendly Ahi Kā and Matariki Fireworks events.

Matariki Fireworks
Āhea | When: Friday 24 June, 7.15pm. Postponement dates 25 or 26 June – visit the Wellington City Council Facebook page for updates.
Ki hea | Where: Wellington Waterfront
Te utu | Cost: Free

We are lighting up the sky with a fabulous fireworks display to celebrate the Māori New Year. Food trucks will be on site on the Matariki Fireworks night only.

You are warmly invited to also join us for Ahi Kā, burning the home fires. It's a journey through fire, imagery, and stories.

Ahi Kā
Āhea | When: Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 June, 6pm - 9pm
Ki hea | Where: Te Papa, Wellington Waterfront, Te Ngākau Civic Square
Te utu | Cost: Free

Remember and honour our culture, heritage and community. This immersive experience includes projections, displays, performances, fire and light.

Visit the Wellington City Council Matariki ki Pōneke page for programme details.

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