Te Rōpū Pakeke o Whakaohoake perform at the New Zealand Post Kaūmatua Kapa Haka, 2015, photograph by Norm Heke

Te Taiopenga o Matariki | Matariki Festival at Te Papa 

13 June – 12 July  │ 13 o Pipiri – 12 o Hōngongoi

Matariki Festival at Te Papa  │ Te Taiopenga o Matariki ki Te Papa

This year, Te Papa hosts a stellar programme of free events for all ages,  including the popular Poetry Slam, and Ngā Whetū o Matariki concert. We will also be hosting a wide range of family-friendly activities, including workshops, talks and much more . Plus, see some of Aotearoa’s most experienced and revered Māori entertainers in this year’s New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka.
Matariki events at Te Papa

I tēnei tau, he nui ngā kaupapa utukore mā ngā reanga katoa kei Te Papa, pērā i te Takitaki Kupu me te konohete o Ngā Whetū o Matariki. He nui ngā mahi pārekareka hoki mā te whānau, he kaupapa toi, he kauhau, he aha atu, he aha atu. Tāpiri atu ki tēnā, ka whakaekea te atamira o Te Papa e te kāhui kōrako hei whakangahau i a koutou, koia ko te New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka.
Tirohia ngā mahi a Te Papa mō Matariki

Matariki Wellington | Te-Upoko-o-Te-Ika-a-Māui Regional Festival

Matariki Wellington logo

Te Papa is collaborating with seven museums and galleries throughout the wider Wellington Region – City Gallery Wellington, Pataka Art + Museum, Carter Observatory, Expressions Whirinaki, Museum of Wellington City and Sea, Mahara Gallery, and The Dowse Art Museum – to develop Matariki Wellington, a region-wide Matariki arts festival.

There are many great exhibitions and events happening.
Full list of events and locations – Matariki Wellington

E mahi ngātahi ana a Te Papa me ngā whare taonga, ngā huarewa toi e whitu o Te Upoko-o-Te-Ika – ko Toi Pōneke, ko Pātaka, ko Te Ara Whānui ki te Rangi, ko Expressions Whirinaki, ko Museum of Wellington City and Sea, ko Mahara Gallery, ko The Dowse Art Museum – hei whakatairanga i a Matariki ki Te Upoko-o-Te-Ika.

He maha ngā whakaaturanga me ngā kaupapa pārekareka puta noa i te rohe nei.
Mō te roanga atu o ngā whakamārama, hoatu ki matarikiwellington.org.

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Matariki 2015 theme

He rau tangata, he kōingo aroha | People gather and affirm love in a myriad of ways
Read more about this year’s Matariki Festival theme

Matariki on Te Papa’s Channel

Find out more about the Matariki theme (He rautangata, he koingo aroha) and how it connects to Te Papa’s iwi in residence, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, and their taonga. Also check out the beautiful sandart moteatea, rongoā (Māori medicine), stories from our collection and more.
Watch on the Te Papa Channel

Watch past Matariki performances

From vibrant kapa haka to emotionally charged poetry slams, Matariki at Te Papa is a joyful celebration.
Watch past Matariki performances on the Te Papa Channel

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We gratefully acknowledge support from the Wellington Regional Amenities Fund

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Image: Te Rōpū Pakeke o Whakaohoake, 2015 New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka, Te Papa. Photograph by Norm Heke