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).
7.15pm. East Cook Island Group celebrate Matariki with us in song, dance, drumming and narration.
7.45pm. Ureia Kapa Haka.8.00pm. Thank you to Lorna Rikihana for arranging for this Ngati Paoa iwi group for perform at our event. Thanks for sharing.
8.00pm Pa'Seafika Pacific Rim Productions. This lively troupe of youngsters are ably supported by their musician whanau members.
9.00pm. Te Uri o Wai o Taiki kapa haka from Ruapotaka Marae share with us their wonderful songs in celebration of Matariki.
9.15pm PAK'NSAVE Matariki Fireworks Spectacular to waiata .
Thank you Jason Te Kare, actor, playwright and theatre producer for organising our entertainment for the Matariki light trail this year.