This year's MATARIKI programme is inspired by our Taumata's vision for the Museum:
Whakamana, nga taonga tuku iho, hei whakataki i nga ra ki muri. Honouring the past, Embracing the present, Guiding our future. We're one week into our exciting month-long programme which features waiata, storytelling, poetry, offsite walks, lectures and the Matariki market and we look forward to extending our manaakitanga to you this Matariki.
These off-site walks draw connections between our collections and their relevance in Te Ao Maori.
Hikoi to Takaparawhau (Bastion Point), Te Pukaki Ecological Restoration Project.
An off-site conversation between botany curator Ewen Cameron, tangata whenua Char Wiapo and a rongoa specialist Rob McGowan. Saturday 30 June, 11am, FREE Wananga Puoro
Hikoi around the Auckland Zoo and the newly opened Te Wao Nui a Tane native bird sanctuary.
Saturday 7 July, 11am, FREE Full info here
NGA KORERO TATAKI ? EMBRACING THE PRESENT
Join us for nga korero tataki, a series of talks held in the Te Korowai room and featuring leadership discussions on indigenous sustainability. Te Ao Whanui ? An International Perspective
Thursday 28 June, 7pm, FREE Tangata Whenua ? A Local Perspective
Thursday 12 July, 7pm, FREE Titiro ki muri kia whakatika a mua ? Look to the past to proceed to the future
Thursday 19 July, 7pm, FREE Full info here
MATARIKI ART MARKET - GUIDING OUR FUTURE
View and purchase high-quality Maori art by leading artists and practitioners from the greater Tamaki Makau Rau - Auckland region, and learn about the relevance of Maori practices in the 21st century.
Sunday 15 July, 10am - 5pm
Atrium and Maori Court, FREE Full info here