Matariki Whānau Whakangahau Night

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Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to the Ātea a Rangi – the Celestial Star Compass. Join the Ātea a Rangi Educational Trust in a heated marquee at Waitangi Regional Park to celebrate Te tau hou Māori / the Māori new year - the time of Matariki,

Matariki whānau whakangahau night: - this is a casual fun night.

Kōrero about Matariki & other whetū
Education and entertainment
Story telling and waiata
Matariki Quartet
And much more!

This night is not suitable for under five year old's, arohamai.

And this is a non-alcoholic event. We encourage car-pooling. All proceeds go to further local School education programmes at the Ātea a Rangi. Numbers are limited to 4x tickets per person.

Dress warm, bring a coat for stargazing afterwards, this is weather dependant.
The night ends with a guided tour of the stars at the celestial compass with Ngāti Kahungunu navigator Piripi Smith.

Please also note that ticket sales for this event close 12pm Friday 18th June.


  • Tuesday 22 June
  • 6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Ātea a Rangi
    363 State Highway 2
    Awatoto, Hastings
    Hawkes Bay
  • Spaces are limited
  • $15