Gather the whānau and celebrate Matariki Māori New Year at the New Zealand Maritime Museum this June. 

Tukutuku Toi Workshop

Sat 15 June, 2pm - 4pm | $35, bookings are required

Learn how to weave your own story through the art of tukutuku this Matariki in a two-hour workshop led by Awhina Murupaenga of Whatu Creative.

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Tofā sa Saili | Spoken word 

Friday, 28 June, 2pm - 3:15pm | Free, drop-ins are welcome

You are invited to join us to celebrate the taonga in the Hawaiki Gallery and remember our tūpuna with spoken word and song. Featuring Susana Lei'ataua with Noah Brown, Luani Nansen, Mahalia Salesa, Ngaio Simmons and Noah Tauti. Mana Moana mō Mana Whenua.

Image: From left to right: Mahalia Salesa, Luani Nansen, Noah Tauti and Noah Brown at LAKA for Artwalk Onehunga May 2024

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Matariki at the Maritime

Fri 28 - Sun 30 June, 10am - 2pm | Free, drop-ins are welcome

Join us at the water’s edge to make your own kaui whetū. Explore the symbolism of the moana in traditional Maori weaving and celebrate the magic of Matariki among the museum's maritime heritage. 

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Matariki Storytime

Fri 28 - Sun 30 June, 10:30am - 11:30am | Free, drop-ins are welcome

Ahoy, little adventurers! Join us for an enchanting Matariki Storytime each day at 10:30am and 11:30am, best for ages 7 and under.


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