Puanga Matariki Festival

Matariki festival 2021

Ko Puanga te whetū i ārahi i ā Matariki ki te Tau Hou (Puanga is the star that guides Matariki to the New Year).

Puanga and Matariki is a time to encourage whanaungatanga, share stories and kai. It also marks the beginning of the Māori New Year which traditionally was time to plant trees, prepare the lands for planting crops and more importantly renew links with whānau and friends.

The Puanga Matariki Festival is a special celebration within Whangārei with a series of cultural events that happen within the District for people to come and celebrate together.

The Whangārei Puanga Matariki Festival is happening across our District from 31 May to 30 June 2024

Puanga Matariki 2024 events