Matariki community celebration

On Sunday, 26th June, local organisations are hosting a community celebration for Matariki holiday weekend.

This community event will include music, entertainment, food, artists, storytelling and tamariki activities all supporting Matariki.

More information coming soon!


Matariki is now an official holiday and it carries the traditional cultural values that Māori have observed prior to arriving in Aotearoa, through to the present day.

This time of year is symbolic. It is a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. It is also about giving back to our environment and being grateful for all that we have, especially relevant in Whāingaroa.

Also related is food gathered during this time from nature’s food bowl to share with everyone. Importantly, it is a time to be with our whānau and friends, during which we are sharing our plans for our future. For more information visit: