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Matariki 2022 - Te Ika-a-māui North (Northland and Auckland) events

16 Jun 2022 to 30 Jul 2022
Matariki 2022 Guide - Te Ika-a-māui North (Northland and Auckland) events
Event type: 
Cultural, Multidisciplinary
Northland, Auckland




Whiria – Ngā Manu Rere 

Pop-up exhibition of Manu Rere 

A special flock of Manu Rere, traditionally made flying kites, lands for their first migrating flight away from their Hokianga nest. 

When:  24 June to 24 July 

Where:  Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa (New Zealand Maritime Museum), Cnr Quay & Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland CBD 


Auckland Museum Institute presents an introduction to Matariki, Maramataka and Mātauranga 

Dr Dan Hikuroa will talk about and engage in discussion regarding Matariki, its purpose and role in customary and contemporary society, and about how it is situated within the Maramataka - the Māori stella-lunar-ecological calendar. 

When:  29 June 2022  

Where:  Horse and Trap, 3 Enfield Street, Mt Eden, Auckland 


Matariki on the Waterfront - Tāmaki makaurau 

Matariki on the Waterfront returns to Silo Park once more, promising two days of experiences to invigorate the soul and warm the senses during the cold of winter. See the watefront come alive with a range of Matariki activities including live music, kapa haka, workshops, installations, kai and a place of connection, remembrance and renewal for all. 

When:  2-3 July 

Where:  Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland CBD 


Matariki Glow Show 2022 

The Glow Show is back with an all-new, giant-scale puppet show for tamariki, educators and whānau. The Glow Show’s magical glow-in-the-dark characters are getting ready to celebrate with you at 40 theatres around Aotearoa. 

When:  through June and July 

Where:  various – see here 


Taane Mete : Pohūtukawa 

Join renowned choreographer and dancer Taane Mete for his performance conceived especially for Matariki

When:  24 and 25 June, 10 July

Where:  Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Wellesley and Kitchener Streets, Auckland CBD


Ka Pō, Ka Ao 

Rob Ruha joins the ātaahua tones of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to bring a dynamic celegration of Te Pō the night and Te Ao daylight, alongside the world-famous rangatahi choir Ka Hao.

When:  23 June

Where:  Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland CBD


Matariki Ahunga Nui 

At this free event listen to live waiata, eat kai, shop at te mākete, and keep the tamariki busy making poi and craft inspired by Matariki.

When:  24 June, 10am-5pm

Where:  Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Wellesley and Kitchener Streets, Auckland CBD



The Human Kind presents an immersive, live music and audiovisual experience designed to saturate your senses by combining live music alongside images expressing the spectrum of human emotion.

When:  10 July

Where:  Lopdell Theatre, 418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland


Auckland Museum presents Toru Whā POSTPONED

Regretfully Toru Whā has been postponed due to illness. A new date will be announced once confirmed, and ticket holders will be advised. All tickets will remain valid. 

Postponed - for refunds see here