FRIDAY 9 JULY
Ururangi means ‘the winds of the sky’. ‘Uru’ is west wind, ‘rangi’ is sky. This star determines the nature of the winds for the year and is one of two weather stars in Matariki.
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. There's delicious Maori kai 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).