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June 2017

Miromoda Annual Fashion Design Competition and Runway Show – Model Call

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Te Rauparaha Arena

Are you Porirua’s next top model? Then mark Saturday, 3rd June 2017 in your calendar and don’t miss out on the Miromoda Model Call, back in Porirua for Matariki 2017. If selected, you will get the chance to wear the designs of new design Entrants for the Miromoda Fashion Design Competition during the day and that night some of the top indigenous Māori fashion designers at the Miromoda Runway Show on Saturday, 24th June at Pātaka. Miromoda is keen to…

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TimoTimo

June 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Once on 14 July 2017
| Mahara Gallery

Timotimo, who invite you to celebrate Matariki through traditional and modern storytelling. They explore new worlds with movement, song and taonga puoro (traditional Māori instruments). Join Timotimo in the gallery (entry free, no bookings required).

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Lantern making workshops with artist Yvonne de Mille

June 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Mahara Gallery

Artist Yvonne de Mille is giving four lantern-making workshop for community and whanau which will which culminate in the Matariki Lantern Parade with the whole community walking a star circuit through Mahara Place which will be magically lit up as dusk falls between 5.30 and 6pm on Friday 16 June. Workshops are : Saturday June 10 1.30 – 3.30pm Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 June from 3.30-5pm Friday 16 June from 4pm – 5.30 Bookings recommended. Yvonne de Mille is an…

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Lantern making workshops with artist Yvonne de Mille

June 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Once on 15 July 2017
| Mahara Gallery

Artist Yvonne de Mille is giving four lantern-making workshop for community and whanau which will which culminate in the Matariki Lantern Parade with the whole community walking a star circuit through Mahara Place which will be magically lit up as dusk falls between 5.30 and 6pm on Friday 16 June. Workshops are : Saturday June 10 1.30 – 3.30pm Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 June from 3.30-5pm Friday 16 June from 4pm – 5.30 Bookings recommended. Yvonne de Mille is an…

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Star Weave Jam

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Wellington Museum

Join us in a special event organised in collaboration with Te Whare Rokiroki – Maori Women’s Refuge. Part of the One Million Stars to End Violence Project, which aims to weave one million stars by July 2017 to be used in an installation at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Following set instructions, participants will weave stars from ribbon and recycled materials, contributing to the Wellington-wide target of 10,000 stars. There will also be a weaving workshop/talk from a local…

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The Māori Sidesteps

June 15 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 17 June 2017
| Bats Theatre | $22

The Māori Sidesteps are Wellington’s newest and naughtiest Māori Showband on the Aotearoa entertainment scene. Get ready for a night of hilarity as the Sidesteps turn some of your favourite songs on their head in a mix of satirical skits and crooning goodness. Fresh from their successful web-series, where one of their music videos has amassed over 1 million views, the Māori Sidesteps have created a live show for audiences to enjoy and sing-along to. Starring some of New Zealand’s…

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Lantern making workshops with artist Yvonne de Mille

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Mahara Gallery

Artist Yvonne de Mille is giving four lantern-making workshop for community and whanau which will which culminate in the Matariki Lantern Parade with the whole community walking a star circuit through Mahara Place which will be magically lit up as dusk falls between 5.30 and 6pm on Friday 16 June. Workshops are : Saturday June 10 1.30 – 3.30pm Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 June from 3.30-5pm Friday 16 June from 4pm – 5.30 Bookings recommended. Yvonne de Mille is an…

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Te Oro o ngā Whetū: The Echo of the Stars

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Wellington Museum

This special matariki event is a collaboration between Chamber Music New Zealand and Museums Wellington, showcasing elements of Māori music, chamber music and poetry, in a unique setting for a whanau audience. Part of Matariki celebrations for 2017. Cultures will meld in a beautiful sound fusion as the New Zealand String Quartet, ngā taonga puoro artist Alistair Fraser, Te Reo Māori performer and composer Ariana Tikao, and students from Virtuoso Strings Orchestra, weave voice and instrument together. Wellington Museum and…

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Matariki by Ron Te Kawa

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Mahara Gallery

Ron Te Kawa presents Matariki, a story told through quilts and puppets in the gallery, entry free, no bookings required. The puppet show explores how the gods Ranginui and Papatuanuku were split apart by their children. The two gods’ divine children all started life jammed together fighting with their brothers and sisters, but they burst apart from their parents, and each found a part of the natural world to became god of. Ron Te Kawa shows how Papatuanuku the earth mother was injured by her…

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The Matariki Ritual

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Te Papa

Join us for the lighting of a ritual fire, listen to stories of renewal, and celebrate the start of a new year. The evening will comprise of three parts: Celebrating the people (tangata), of earth, sea and sky (whenua). Marking the beginning of the Māori New Year, Matariki. Hearing stories of renewal. A public celebration and ritual for all ages to mark the arrival of Matariki. The ritual experience will begin by the lighting of a fire, followed by the…

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