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Puanga Matariki Festival

Ko Puanga te whetū i ārahi i ā Matariki ki te Tau Hou (Puanga is the star that guides Matariki to the New Year). 

Puanga and Matariki is a time to encourage whanaungatanga, share stories and kai. It also marks the beginning of the Māori New Year which traditionally was time to plant trees, prepare the lands for planting crops and more importantly renew links with whānau and friends.

The Puanga Matariki Festival is a special celebration within Whangārei with a series of cultural events that happen within the District for people to come and celebrate together. The Whangārei Puanga Matariki Festival is happening across our District from 31 May to 30 June 2024.

Events

Puanga on a Plate

Puanga on a Plate

Various Locations, Whangārei

Today 5:00pm – more dates
Food, Gourmet, Wine

Whangārei Latin American Festival

Whangārei Latin American Festival

Forum North, Whangārei

Tomorrow 2:00pm
Festivals

Puanga ki Hihiaua

Puanga ki Hihiaua

Hihiaua Cultural Centre, Whangārei

Tomorrow 10:00am – more dates
Arts and Crafts

Matariki Market at the Basin

Matariki Market at the Basin

Reyburn House Gallery and Grounds, Whangarei

Fri 7 Jun 4:30pm
Family Entertainment

Bowel Screening Pop-up

Bowel Screening Pop-up

Whangārei City Centre, Whangarei

Tue 11 Jun 10:00am
Lifestyle Shows, Expos

Music for Puanga Matariki

Music for Puanga Matariki

Whangārei Central Library, Whangārei

Tue 11 Jun 10:00am – more dates
Classical Music

Hikurangi Well-being Whānau Day

Hikurangi Well-being Whānau Day

Hikurangi Hall, Whangarei

Sat 15 Jun 10:00am
Lifestyle Shows, Expos

Red Shield Musical Matinee

Red Shield Musical Matinee

Salvation Army, Whangarei

Sat 15 Jun 2:00pm
Variety Concerts

Bowel Screening Pop-up -Whangarei

Bowel Screening Pop-up -Whangarei

Whangārei City Centre, Whangarei

Fri 21 Jun 10:00am
Lifestyle Shows, Expos

Lantern Making Workshop

Lantern Making Workshop

Reyburn House Art Studio, Whangārei

Sat 22 Jun 10:30am – more dates
Arts and Crafts

MAURI TAU presented by Silo Theatre & ONEONESIX

MAURI TAU presented by Silo Theatre & ONEONESIX

ONEONESIX, Whangārei

Sat 22 Jun 7:00am – more dates
Theatre

Matariki Workshops

Matariki Workshops

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Ngā Mahinga Campus, Whangārei

Sat 22 Jun 10:00am
Education

ŪKAIPŌ

ŪKAIPŌ

ONEONESIX, Whangārei

Sat 22 Jun 6:00pm – more dates
Dance

Whangārei Volunteer Fair 2024

Whangārei Volunteer Fair 2024

Whangarei Central Library, Whangārei

Sat 22 Jun 9:00am
Markets and Fairs

Winter Solstice Wreath Making

Winter Solstice Wreath Making

Whangarei Quarry Gardens, Whangārei

Mon 24 Jun 5:00pm
Arts and Crafts

Matariki Preschool Funtimes

Matariki Preschool Funtimes

Tikipunga Library, Whangārei

Tue 25 Jun 10:00am
Children, Kids, Holidays

Kōpū

Kōpū

Forum North, Whangārei

Wed 26 Jun 7:00pm
Theatre

Whangarei Gospel Choir

Whangarei Gospel Choir

Te Puna o Te Mātauranga, Whangārei

Wed 26 Jun 6:00pm
Choir, Vocal Music

Matariki Preschool Funtimes

Matariki Preschool Funtimes

Whangārei Central Library, Whangārei

Wed 26 Jun 10:00am – more dates
Children, Kids, Holidays

Puanga Matariki Celebration

Puanga Matariki Celebration

Waipu Celtic Barn, Whangarei

Fri 28 Jun 4:00pm
Charity, Fundraisers

Tours

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Trygve Wakenshaw

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Matariki Pēwhairangi Festival 2024

Matariki Pēwhairangi Festival 2024

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Nelson Clay Week 2024

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Greytown Festival of Christmas 2024

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Madagascar: The Musical

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Step into the wild with Madagascar: The Musical - an adrenaline-packed…

Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival 2024

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Winter Whisky Festival

Winter Whisky Festival

Nelson’s First Winter Whisky Festival is set to take place from June…

Kapiti Concert Orchestra - 2024 Season

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The Kapiti Concert Orchestra is an amateur orchestra based on the Kapiti…

Badjelly the Witch Glow Show

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