Quite a lot of occasions are held across the Maunga to rejoice Puanga/Matariki, the Māori New 12 months.


20-24 June, Occasions on campus at Witt in New Plymouth and Hāwera.

June twenty firstOccasion organized by Plunket at Middle Metropolis Purchasing Centre, Gil Avenue, guide studying together with crafts, 10am-11am.

23-26 JuneTSB Competition of Lights: Winter Pop-up, from Huatoki Plaza to Coastal Walkway, that includes reside performances, wharf and Whānau-friendly leisure, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

23-26 JuneArtwork Cooperative ‘New Beginnings’ Exhibition, Ngāti Rahiri Workplace, 38 Queen Avenue, Waitara.

June twenty fourth Public session hosted by the New Plymouth Astronomical Society to view Puanga and Matariki Rising, New Plymouth Observatory, 5.30am-7pm, gold coin donation however climate dependent.

June twenty fourth Matariki Seaside Market, Ngāmotu Seashore, 10:00-14:00.

Astro Picture/Included

A picture of the Matariki Star Cluster. (file picture)


13-26 June, Puanga Reflective Exercise at Percy Thomson Gallery, Prospero Place.

20 June to July college holidays, Pledge of the Puanga StoryWalk® in Victoria Park.

23-26 June, Puanga “Starry Evening” occasion at Prospero Place, lights, music, storytelling and extra, 5-8pm.

twenty fifth June, Prospero Market, stalls, Wānanga and different leisure, 9am-12pm.

June twenty seventhStratford Plunket, 14 Seyton St, guide studying together with crafts, 10.30am-11.30am.

LISA BURD/witness

Parihaka kaitiaki Maata Wharehoka can be talking about Puanga on June twenty seventh on the Opunake Library. (file picture)


Till June twenty fifthat Lysaght Watt Gallery, Puanga Kai Rau – The Plentiful Harvest of Puanga, Toi o Taranaki Ki Te Tonga, curated by Bonita Bigham, 4-6 Union St, Monday-Friday 10am-3pm and Saturday 10am-12.30pm.

June 22Hāwera Plunket, 14 Wellington St, guide studying together with crafts, 10.30am-11.30am.

23-27 June, Pātea Gallery, Puanga Artwork Exhibition that includes work by senior college students from Pātea Space Faculty and St Joseph’s Faculty, 56A Egmont St, Pātea.

June twenty fourth Public session hosted by the Hāwera Astronomical Society to view Matariki rise, beginning at 5:30am, climate allowing.

June twenty seventh“The Rise of Puanga” Discuss with Maata Wharehoka from Parihaka, adopted by Gentle Morning Tea at Opunake Library, 11:00-12:30.

June twenty ninth Lecture “Celebrating Puanga” with Puhi Nuku adopted by Gentle Morning Tea at Manaia LibraryPlus, 10.15-11.30am.

LISA BURD/witness

Kai performs an element within the Puanga/Matariki celebrations, so how about whipping up a whānau competition at dwelling to rejoice the event? (file picture)


Plan a midwinter feast to your whānau and buddies.

Gentle a candle to commemorate those that have died.

Write down your hopes for the approaching 12 months.

Go for a stroll, take heed to the birdsong and be impressed by the sky.

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