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Matariki at the Museum

9 July 2022

10am to 4pm

Free entry

This year's Matariki programme at Waikato Museum celebrates wellbeing from the perspective of te ao Maaori (the Maaori world view).

As the rising stars announce the arrival of the new year, this is a time to reflect, to plan, to honour those that have departed, and to attend to our wellbeing in a holistic way.

Programme:

10am

Mihi - opening karakia

Marae Atea

 

10:15am-12:15pm

Raranga Aroha

With weaving group Te Roopu Aroha ki te Raranga

Gallery 6

 

10:15am-12:15pm

The Colour of Stars

Pompom making for tamariki with crochet artists Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole

Gallery 12

 

10:30am-12pm

Children’s crafts

Gallery 8

 

11:00am-12:45pm

Ihirangaranga

Regan Balzer paints to the vibration of sound with Horomono Horo and guests

Marae Atea

 

1:00-2:00pm

Koorero Toi: Toi is Rongoaa

A panel discussion with artists Margaret Aull, Eugene Kara, Lissy and Rudi Robinson Cole, Regan Balzer, Dorothy Waetford and others featured in the exhibition Toi is Rongoaa

Lecture theatre

 

1:00-2:00pm

Children’s crafts

Gallery 8

 

1:15-3:30pm

Raranga Aroha

With weaving group Te Roopu Aroha ki te Raranga

Gallery 6

 

2:00-3:00pm

Slipstream

The healing powers of clay mirimiri (traditional massage) with Dorothy Waetford

Meeting room

 

2:00-3:00pm

Puurakau

The power of storytelling with Maria Huata

Marae Atea

 

3:15-4:00pm

Music at the marae

With Kahurangi Heta

Marae Atea

 

4:00pm

Karakia – closing prayer

Marae Atea