In 2018 the Matariki Festival will celebrate the Māori New Year with events across the Auckland region from 30 June to 22 July.
Tāmaki Makaurau will look west to Te Kawerau a Maki as the iwi takes on the hosting of this year’s Matariki Festival. The west Auckland iwi will host Matariki Festival 2018 in partnership with Auckland Council and open festivities on 30 June with an evocative dawn karakia at the Arataki Visitor Centre, located in the heart of Te Waonui a Tiriwa (Waitākere Ranges).
For a full explanation of Matariki, the Maori New Year, Click HERE
Below are a few of the activities being held at Arataki Visitor Centre. For a full list Visit the Facebook Page