The star cluster Matariki travels the night skies during the year until the cold months when it disappears from the night sky for about 28 days. When it reappears, it is a signal that the Māori New Year has begun.
Nau mai, haere mai. Join us and celebrate together.
Please register for the Skills Cafe via this website.
No registration is required for the other events.
Waiata Mai: Singalong
Sharon and Alan Holt
Sharon and Alan Holt bring Te Reo Singalong books to life with costumes, puppets and props in this high energy show for children, adults, teachers and parents.
Ōtaki Library - Monday 10 June, 10.30-11.15am
Waikanae Community Centre, 28 Utauta Street - Monday 10 June, 1.30-2.15pm
Paraparaumu Library - Tuesday 11 June, 10.30-11.15am
Disney's Te Reo Māori version of the hit movie Moana
Paraparaumu Library - Thursday 11 July, 5.30-7pm
Ōtaki Library - Friday 12 July, 3.20-4.50pm
Maumahara: Memory Session
Working Days in Ōtaki
Join us for a cuppa and reminisce work life in the past.
Ōtaki Library - Thursday 6 June, 10-11.45am
Ako: Skills Cafe
Join us for a special hauora session and learn about kombucha - an ancient Chinese health tonic. Please register for this event.
Ōtaki Library - Friday 28 June, 10.30am-12pm
Kapu Ti & Kōrero: Tea & Tales
Share in some morning tea and an hour of stories, poems and anecdotes from our collection.
Waikanae Community Centre, 28 Utauta Street, Waikanae - 20 June, 11.45am
Paraparaumu Library - Tuesday 2 July, 11.15am
Kōrero Paki: Storytelling
Bilingual stories, singing, dancing, music and fun.
Waikanae Plunket Rooms, Seddon Street - Tuesday 11 June, 10.30-11am
Ōtaki Library - Thursday 20 June, 10.30-11am
Paraparaumu Library - Wednesday 3 July, 10.30-11am
Te Rereka by Toro Pikopiko
Experience the world's first Māori rock-art puppetry musical, featuring over 80 handcrafted puppets.
Ōtaki Library - Friday 19 July, 10-11am
Waikanae Community Centre - Friday 19 July 2-3pm
Write a poem 10 lines or less. The theme is the word "together". Entries in English or Te Reo Māori welcome. Entries open June 1st and close at 5pm June 30th.