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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.

5.55pm  Opening karakia and turning-on-the-lights countdown every night at the Matariki waharoa main entry.


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. 

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