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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).