1 Pipiri – 26 Hōngongoi 2014 | 1 June – 30 July 2014
Te Taiopenga o Matariki ki Te Papa
Haere mai ki te Taiopenga o Matariki ki Te Papa, ka tuwhera te whakaaturanga ā-Iwi o Ngāti Toa, ka tū ngā Kapa Haka Kaumātua ki te atamira, he konohete, he aha atu. Kei tēnei pae tukutuku ngā whakamārama mō ngā kaupapa o Matariki ki Te Papa.
Matariki Festival at Te Papa
Te Papa celebrates Matariki (Māori New Year) with the opening of the exhibition Whiti te Ra! The story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Kaumātua Kapa Haka, concerts, a youth weekend, and more.
Matariki events programme
This year we have a stellar programme of family-friendly events, including film screenings, floortalks and a Matariki Poetry Slam. Plus, see some of Aotearoa’s most experienced and revered Māori entertainers in this year’s New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka.
See all Te Papa Matariki Events
Matariki Wellington | Te-Upoko-o-Te-Ika-a-Māui Regional Festival
For 2014, Te Papa has collaborated 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 over 100 great exhibitions and events happening, visit the Matariki Wellington Festival to find out more.
Kaitiakitanga | Guardianship
Read more about this year’s Matariki Festival theme, kaitiakitanga – guardianship.
Matariki Wellington 2014 Media Partners
New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka Sponsor
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Wellington Regional Amenities Fund
Image credit: Te Roopu Tahiwi o Te Whanganui-ā-Tara, 2013 New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka event, Te Papa. Photograph by Norman Heke