Date and time
Wed 8 June 2022 - Sun 26 June 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Near Te Awa main entrance
The Base Shopping Centre, corner Wairere Drive and Te Rapa Straight
Te Rapa, Hamilton
Celebrate Matariki at The Base with a unique Virtual Reality and Gaming Experience at The Base.
Visit our site at the main entrance to Te Awa in front of Customer Service and don a pair of VR goggles to meet Guardian Maia and unlock the power of the Matariki stars. Teleport through our Matariki landscape and learn about each star before sharing an immersive origin story of Matariki.
Our Celebrate Matariki VR Experience is FREE and is available 10am - 4pm daily.
Also available is New Zealand's first exclusive look at the Guardian Maia adventure game, best suited for ages 10 and up. This new game - designed and created in New Zealand by Metia Interactive poses a series of Matariki challenges set in Te Ao Maaori. These puzzles use coding concepts, illustrating to rangitahi (and adults) that they can code, providing a pathway to further education and careers in digital arts. Soon available from Google Play and the Apple Store, you can be among the first to play the game, here at The Base!
The Guardian Maia adventure game is FREE and is available during opening hours.
Then, journey around Te Awa, spotting our Matariki Star Pillars. Find out more about each star and check out our ideas about how you might celebrate Matariki in your own special way. Find the pillars near Customer Service, outside Glassons, between Robert Harris and Gong Cha, near the foodcourt, and in the Atrium at the northern end of the centre.