Matariki at the Marae tonight (Thursday) and more Matariki fun to come

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The Mobile Library bus will be at Ngā Hau e Whā National Marae tonight (Thursday 23 June) for this year’s Matariki community evenings.  This is a free event and includes Kapa Haka performances, guest speakers, a parade of cloaks shown by Ranui Ngarimu, New Zealand short film screenings and a free cup of hot pumpkin soup. Children will be entertained with hands-on craft activities such as star weaving, star gazing and Kākahu Moemoea, a cloak of dreams and aspirations.

Come down and see the mobile library – dressed for the occasion and highlighting Māori resources during Matariki.

Bring your library card and borrow on the night. Not a member? Join up free of charge!

There are still more Matariki events to come – including some short films at South and Shirley libraries.

Matariki celebrates our unique place in the world. We give respect to the whenua on which we live, and admiration to our mother earth, Papatuanuku. Throughout Matariki we learn about those who came before us: our land, our history, our family.