Matariki ki Poneke


This year The Breeze is celebrating Matariki kī Pōneke 2018 alongside Wellington City Council with many unique, extraordinary experiences. Matariki is a time of celebration when people gather to share food, rituals, entertainment, hospitality and knowledge.

ReCut 5:
Friday 15 June, 5:35pm (Postponement Date Saturday 16 June 5.35pm)
Come along to Civic Square and experience the best of Wellington's creative talent welcoming in the Māori New Year.

Ahi Kā:
Friday 29 June, 6pm - 10pm (Postponement Date Saturday 30 June 6pm  -10pm)
Wellington's waterfront will host an incredible event for the whole whanau, there's something for everyone!

There will be poi workshops, a light parade and fire in the sky, on land and on water. Toast marshmallows with the tamariki, see some of our best maori performers & hear our people tell their stories!
All happening at Whairepo Lagoon, Odlins Plaza and Te Papa promenade.
Wellington's Sky Show
Saturday 7 July, 6.30pm (Postponement Date Saturday 8 July 6.30pm)
Our spectacular Matariki finale- see Wellington harbour light up with the country’s largest annual fireworks display.

There are many more Matariki events happening around the capital, celebrating Māori culture, art, entertainment and food.  Bring the whānau along and  enjoy the complete experience - , you don't want to miss this!