Date and time
Thu 16 June 2022 - Sun 10 July 2022
Matariki Star Walk
Take a journey through the stars of Matariki on our star walk. Discover the meaning of the stars and how to find them in the night sky.
Our Matariki Star Walk is a FREE activity located opposite Number One Shoes.
Open centre hours Thursday 16 June - Sunday 10 July.
Kapa Haka Performance
Over the course of the Matariki festival being celebrated in Auckland, we will have two dynamic Kapa Haka performances at LynnMall to celebrate Matariki.
Performance location: Near Postie + & North Beach
Dates: Sunday 10 July 2022
Times: 12.00pm - 12.10pm & 12.30pm - 12.40pm
What is Matariki?
Ko Matariki kei runga, ko te tohu tēnā o te tau!
Matariki signals the Māori New Year. It is a time of renewal and celebration in New Zealand that begins with the rising of the Matariki star cluster.
The Matariki star cluster appears in the night sky during mid-winter. The reappearance of Matariki brings the old lunar year to a close and marks the beginning of the new year.
Tohunga (Experts) looked to the Matariki star cluster to find out how abundant the upcoming year’s harvest would be. Bright, clear stars promised a warm and successful season. Hazy stars, however, warned of cold weather and poor crops.