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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.

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.

Matariki Night Market (5pm to 9pm) Fri & Sat 5 & 6 July

Hangi - candyfloss - Boil Up - BBQ plates - Donuts - sweets & more......

Locations: Te Oro Carpark, entry to Light Trail & Taniwha St


(Taniwha St is closed to traffic 5pm to 10pm from Line Rd to Heatherbank Rd on Sat 6 July for Night Market and to view the fireworks. Bring your own kai, beach chairs and set-up your space on the road)


Wrap up warm and enjoy Māori New Year celebrations in Glen Innes.

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