Tupuanuku is the star connected to all foods grown in the ground like kumara, puha, pikopiko.'Tupu' or 'tipu' means to grow and 'nuku' is short for Papatuānuku or earth.
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.
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).