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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.


Te Oro Music & Arts Centre Programme Friday 5 July

6:30pm Karakia & welcome – Mita Tupea

6:35pm Opening Speech – Mariah Meredith

5:45pm Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Puau – Kapa Haka

7:00pm Tamaki College

7:30pm Madowzee


Te Oro Music & Arts Centre Programme Saturday 6 July

6:00pm Karakia & welcome – Mita Tupea

6:15pm Opening Speech – Mariah Meredith

6:30pm Kapa Haka

6:45pm Xela Band – Tamaki College

7:10pm The Backline Band

7:30pm MOHI Recording artist

Wrap up warm and enjoy Māori New Year celebrations in Glen Innes. 

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