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 Matariki Festival

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Monday 18 June 2018 - Friday 6 July 2018
Matariki Whanau Festival, Tamariki Zone, Whangarei Town Basin
Cost: Free
Contact: Whangarei Libraries +64 9 430 4206 or email whglibraries@wdc.govt.nz

2018 Matariki Festival Whangarei

Get into the spirit of Matariki with these free activities for all ages hosted by Whangarei Libraries. 

Matariki Whanau Day

Saturday 30 June 10am to 2pm, Whangarei Town Basin - Tamariki Zone

Matariki Children's Kite Workshop

Activity for children of any age to construct and decorate their own Matariki kites.
Children under 12 years to be accompanied by an adult.
Free entry. 

​Design your own special Matatiki Star

Pick up an entry form with instructions from any branch of Whangarei Libraries or download and print from link below. Return Matariki star designs to the Information desk at Whangarei Central Library to collect a prize. One entry per person. All entries will receive a prize.

For children 12 years or younger.

Download Design a Matariki Star entry form [161kb]

Matariki Badge Making

Saturday 23 June, 10:30am - 12:30pm, Māori Room, Whangarei Central Library

Design and make your own special Matariki badge
All ages. Free entry.

Flax Weaving Workshop for Beginners

2 workshops:
Wednesday 27 June, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Friday 29 June, 9.30 am - 12.30pm
Māori Room, Whangarei Central Library

Small group instruction in the craft of flax weaving by a skilled tutor.  Suitable for adults with little or no flax working experience. 
Ten person maximum. Free entry.

Registration required

To register: phone 09 430 4206 or email libraryevents@wdc.govt.nz

Registrations close Friday 22 June, 12pm.

Flax Weaving Workshops for Experienced Weavers

2 workshops:
Wednesday 4 July, 10am – 2pm
Friday 6 July, 10am - 2pm
Māori Room, Whangarei Central Library

Small group instruction in the craft of flax weaving by a skilled tutor. Suitable for adults who have completed the Beginner Workshop or have had prior experience.
Six person maximum. Free entry.

Registration required

To register: phone 09 430 4206 or email libraryevents@wdc.govt.nz

Registrations close Friday 29 June, 12pm.

Matariki Preschool Funtimes

Tikipunga Library

  • Tuesday 19 June, 10 – 11am
  • Tuesday 26 June, 10 – 11am
  • Tuesday 3 July, 10 – 11am

Whangarei Central Library

  • Wednesday 20 June, 10 – 11am
  • Thursday 21 June, 10 – 11am
  • Wednesday 27 June, 10 – 11am
  • Thursday 28 June, 10 – 11am
  • Wednesday 5 July, 10 – 11am
  • Thursday 5 July, 10 – 11am

Free sessions for pre-schoolers and home-schooled children. Preschool programme involving music, movement, storytelling and craft activities with Māori themes and waiata for the Matariki Festival month. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Updated: 19/06/2018 10:23 a.m.

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