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June 21, 2019 5:30PM—June 21, 2019 10:00PM • Whairepo Lagoon

Matariki ki Pōneke | Ahi Kā


Nau mai, haere mai – your whole whānau are warmly invited to celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year!

Come down to Odlins Plaza and the Whairepo Lagoon on Wellington's waterfront to experience our new event, Ahi Kā.

Celebrate and learn about the Māori New Year with fire, food, friends and whānau.

See some of the nation's finest Māori performers and storytellers including SOUNZ composers, and experience a beautiful light parade featuring creative talent from nine local schools, dancers and circus performers.

Hangi, toasted marshmallows, fire on the water, and a midwinter bonfire – there's something for everyone at this family-friendly event.

Start time

June 21, 2019 5:30PM

End time

June 21, 2019 10:00PM


Whairepo Lagoon
Outside of Te Wharewaka o Pōneke by Frankitts Park
Wellington Waterfront,


Family friendly FREE Public Event