Pōhutukawa is the mourning star when we remember loved ones that have passed since the last 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. Delicious Maori 

In Te Oro Music & Art Centre. The start of the Matariki Light Trail at 98 Line Road, Glen Innes

7pm. Te Iwa o Matariki. Dr Rangi Matamua shares his knowledge of Matariki in this delightful short film.

After the film come and join in the wonder of the Matariki Light Trail along fairylight pathways.