Matariki 2020 events

Nau mai, haere mai – celebrate Matariki 2020 with a stunning series of live and digital events.

Celebrate and learn about Matariki, the Māori New Year.

Experience events around the city from 13-26 July.

Ahi Kā – Fri 17- Sun 26 July

Large scale projection show on Te Papa Tongarewa (17, 18, 19 and 23, 24, 25, 26 July)

Matariki narrative, Mana Moana showcase on a big screen in Odlins Plaza

Live performances featuring local traditional and contemporary artists, fire and kai in Odlins Plaza (Fri 17, Sat 18, Fri 24, Sat 25 July)

Mana Moana Digital Ocean

Digital open access arts project from 18 leading Māori and Pasifika artists

To be streamed online and available beyond Matariki

Mana Tangata Matariki Korero from 13 July

An educational and informative free Zoom series featuring local iwi and Māori from around the Motu sharing knowledge and kaupapa Māori

Live streamed via Council’s YouTube/Facebook channels

Tūrama – 20-23 July

Pillars of light representing reflection, remembrance and renewal will move through suburban Wellington over the course of four nights, arriving at the Ahi Kā site in Circa Plaza on Friday 24 July