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).

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