Matariki ki Pōneke

Nau mai, haere mai. Thank you to the thousands of Wellingtonians and visitors who came to enjoy our Matariki celebrations this year.

Burning braziers floating in water at night.

We hope you enjoyed the Matariki celebrations this year. Our events included Ahi Kā, a journey through fire, stories, and imagery on the waterfront, and our fabulous Matariki Fireworks display.


There are still a number of Matariki themed installations and exhibitions to enjoy around the city: 

  • The Courtenay Place Light Boxes feature Whakapapa te Pō te Ao from 28 May until late September. These are beautiful works by artist Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka. 
  • The Waituhi flags, and a mural on the Frank Kitts park waterfront doors, feature designs by artist Tane Morris. 
  • Masons Screen

Highlights from Matariki ki Pōneke Festival 2022