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Impressive Matariki Festival line-up to light up your winter

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Impressive Matariki Festival line-up to light up your winter

The star of Auckland’s winter season, the Matariki Festival, returns with an exciting line-up of more than 100 events region-wide from 30 June to 22 July; from an evocative dawn karakia, to captivating kapa haka, a street party, family kite-flying events, lighting shows and cultural events across Auckland. All in celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year.

“Matariki is the time we recognise the culture and traditions of this country’s tangata whenua, and this year we are proud to host the festival with Te Kawerau a Maki.” – Mayor Phil Goff

For full details visit OurAuckland

For further information, please contact: Lucy Harris, Publicity Specialist, 021 843 231 or lucy.harris@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

About Matariki Festival 2018
This festival features over 100 events at venues Auckland-wide from 30 June to 22 July, and is proudly hosted by the Auckland Council in partnership with Te Kawerau a Maki with the support of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Vector Lights (principal partners), AMI Insurance (supporting partner), Mai FM (media partner) and SKYCITY, Huawei P20 and Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa (supporters).

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Te Waka Huia, Matariki Festival. Photography by Monster Valley, courtesy of Auckland Council



 

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Manu Aute Kite Day, Matariki Festival. Photography by Richard Leonard, courtesy of Auckland Council



 

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Manu Aute Kite Day, Matariki Festival. Photography by Monster Valley, courtesy of Auckland Council



 
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Te Korakora on Federal, Matariki Festival. Photography by Serena Stevenson, courtesy of Auckland Council



 
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Te Korakora on Federal, Matariki Festival. Photography by Monster Valley, courtesy of Auckland Council



 

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