According to Māori astronomer Rangi Matāmua’s maramataka (lunar calendar), Matariki will rise in the east in late July and we’ll celebrate in Porirua from 12 to 19 July. We invite you to join us “Inside Under The Stars” at Te Rauparaha Arena where there’ll be fun for the whole whānau with movies, delicious kai, a family sing-along, wearable arts competitions and more.
👉🏽 For more information about Matariki download the information sheet.
Special thanks to AV Media for creating this spectatular night sky indoors.
FREE: 13, 15 & 17 July at 10.00am, 11.00am and 1.00pm
Experience the space and listen to hear stories about the nine Matariki Stars star voiced by well-known kiwis. 👉🏽 See event details
Doors will open at 6.30pm.
On arrival, pick up your individual hāngi serving, get comfy at one of our tables and listen to stories about Matariki. Enjoy the atmosphere and feel like you are sitting under the stars - inside!
Please note: There will be no on-the-night sales, as this event is sold out.
Doors will open at 6pm, with the banquet starting at 6.30pm sharp. Please bring your ticket with you and our friendly staff will guide you to your table on arrival.
Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua
If you have indicated a dietary requirement, our catering team will be advised of your table number. If you have yet to inform Eliza, please do so ASAP by emailing Eliza.Murray@poriruacity.govt.nz.
A range of beer and wine can be purchased with cash or Eftpos.
Dress in smart casual or go for your life and dress to impress!
Martin Langdon from Te Papa's Learning Team shows us how to find the Matariki star cluster during the Māori New Year, which falls in the month of Pipiri (June-July). For more information, the Te Papa website has lots of resources to help you understand what Matariki is all about and celebrate it at home