Waitā is the star associated with all the foods gathered from the ocean. 'Wai' ocean, 'tā' salt. This star also has a significant influence of tides when Matariki sits just above the horizon.
6pm – 9pm. The Matariki light trail turns Maybury Reserve into a magical landscape.
Enjoy light displays of Māori-inspired imagery set among thousands of fairy lights.
Wrap up warm and enjoy Māori New Year celebrations in Glen Innes. Delicious Maori foods on sale too.
Te Oro Music & Art Centre. Start or end your visit to the light trail here.
7.00pm. Te Iwa o Matariki. A delightful short film as Dr Rangi Matamua shares his knowledge of Matariki through the eyes of a koro (grandfather) with his moko (grand daughter).