Tupuārangi is the star associated with all the food we receive from the skies, birds, the delicious tītī or mutton birds and kereru that are harvested in large numbers during the rising of Matariki, cooked and preserved in their own fat. Fruit and berries from trees are also connected to this star.

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.