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Matariki Ahi Kā: Celebrate the Māori New Year with our Matariki Ahi Kā event on the Waterfront, 27-30 June.

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Wellington Lion Dance - Winter Parade

Wellington Lion Dance - Winter Parade

Thu 27 Jun - Fri 28 Jun
Courtenay Place, Wellington

The WCSCC Lion Dance troupe was established in 1999, and started with a group of boys who were interested in learning this traditional and popular form of entertainment. The boys first performed at the opening of the ...

Matariki Lantern Making

Matariki Lantern Making

Fri 28 Jun - Sun 30 Jun
Space Place at Carter Observatory, Wellington

Free event

Create a Matariki lantern with your whānau. Visit our craft station at Space Place during the long weekend, where you can weave your own lantern to mark the Māori New Year. Choose your favourite coloured paper ...

Wellington Red Hackle Pipe Band - Winter Parade

Wellington Red Hackle Pipe Band - Winter Parade

Fri 28 Jun
Tripod Square, Wellington

Free event

The Wellington Red Hackle is Wellington city’s premier pipe band. The Band performs throughout the city at various events and parades, puts on an annual concert, and competes nationally in the regular pipe band ...

Wellington Dragon Dance - Winter Parade

Wellington Dragon Dance - Winter Parade

Sat 29 Jun
Courtenay Place, Wellington

Free event

​The WCSCC Dragon Dance team comprises members (Chinese and non- Chinese) between the ages of 13 to 50+. The group have quickly developed an international skill base of this traditional art form and currently perform ...

Wellington Dragon Show - Winter Parade

Wellington Dragon Show - Winter Parade

Sat 29 Jun
Courtenay Place, Wellington

Free event

​The WCSCC Dragon Dance team comprises members (Chinese and non- Chinese) between the ages of 13 to 50+. The group have quickly developed an international skill base of this traditional art form and currently perform ...

Sam Manzanza & the Afrobeat band

Sam Manzanza & the Afrobeat band

Sat 29 Jun
Tripod Square, Wellington

Free event

Sam Manzanza is a leading NZ base African performance artist who popularized traditional and modern African music in New Zealand. A versatile instrumentalist, composer, and singer, he plays blues harp, guitar, and ...

Once in a Full Moon: Puppet Show by String Bean Puppets

Once in a Full Moon: Puppet Show by String Bean Puppets

Sun 30 Jun
ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary, Wellington

This Matariki come along and be captivated by the gorgeous puppet show “Once in a full moon” performed by Anna Bailey of String Bean Puppets. Deep in the bush a lonely kiwi looks up at the sky and mistakes ...

Stargazing 101: Astronomy for Beginners

Stargazing 101: Astronomy for Beginners

Wed 3 Jul
Space Place at Carter Observatory, Wellington

Join Space Place for this Matariki special edition of Stargazing 101: Astronomy for Beginners! Perfect for anyone interested in the night sky, this two-hour live session under our immersive planetarium dome will ...

Batucada Winter Parade

Batucada Winter Parade

Fri 5 Jul
Courtenay Place, Wellington

Free event

Wellington Batucada is an inclusive community group that brings the vibrant samba dance and drumming traditions of Brazil to Wellington. Founded in 2001, it emulates the Brazilian tradition of batucada, a style of samba ...

Ōtari Glowworm Tour

Ōtari Glowworm Tour

Fri 5 Jul - Fri 27 Sep
Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush, Wellington

Take a guided night tour through Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush and discover some of the fascinating night-time residents on your way to see the titiwai/glowworms. Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the bush after dark and witness ...