What's on

Matariki 2017 

June 10 - July 2

Front piece of a wakaMatariki has been recognised as a significant indigenous national celebration and a way to share Aotearoa/ New Zealand’s unique heritage and culture. Each winter the stars of Matariki and Puanga signal the end of one year in Aotearoa and the beginning of the next. Traditionally Māori have recognised the rise of Matariki as a time to celebrate and prepare for the indigenous New Year.
Watch the story of Matariki .

Matariki is about the celebration of history, family, culture, language, spirit and people. Matariki is also a time of renewal, contemplation, and a time to prepare seeds of sustenance and success.

Join us for events at our various branches below!

 

Albany Village Library
Matariki Storytime
Saturday 10 June, 9.45am-10.15am
Stories, songs and activities to celebrate Matariki, Maori New Year.

Avondale Library
Manu Tukutuku Maori Kite Making
Tuesday 13 June, 3.15pm-4.30pm
Help us make a traditional Maori kite to display in the library.

DIY Matariki Kites
Sunday 18 June, 2pm-3pm
Make your own Matariki plastic bag kite! How high will it go?

Matariki Storytime
Wednesday 21 June, 10.30am-11am
Celebrate Matariki with us at a storytime filled with songs, stories and surprises.

DIY Matariki Kites
Sunday 18 June, 2pm-3pm
Make your own Matariki plastic bag kite! How high will it go?

Matariki Wriggle and Rhyme
Tuesday 20 June, 9.30am-10.30am
Matariki songs, rhymes and fingerplays followed by a morning tea.

Matariki Rhymetime
Friday 23 June, 11.00am-11.30am
A special session that celebrates Te Reo Maori and Matariki.

Potaka Spinning Top Workshop
Tuesday 27 June, 3.15pm-4.30pm
Come and make a potaka spinning top after school and challenge your friends!

Matariki Storytime
Wednesday 28 June, 10.30am-11.00am
Celebrate Matariki with us at a storytime filled with songs, stories and surprises.
 

Blockhouse Bay Library

Poupou print-making for children
Saturday 24 June, 10.30am -12 noon.
Join us to celebrate Matariki! Using craft foam, paint and card, make your own poupou print. This is a workshop for children and all materials will be provided. 
Places are limited and bookings are required - contact us to book your place! 
Call us on (09) 890 8683 or email: blockhousebaylibrary@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or

Newspaper pots with seed planting for adults
Wednesday 14 June, 9.30am- 5.00pm
Matariki is about new beginnings and new growth, as is planting seeds. Come and celebrate Matariki and the Māori New Year.
Drop in anytime between 9.30am –5.00pm to create your very own origami newspaper seedling pot, and plant a seed. Instructions and materials provided.

Central City Library
Matariki Rhymetime
Tuesday 20 June, 11am-11.30am
Come and celebrate Matariki and the Māori new year with us for a special rhymetime, filled with waiata and fun for the whole whānau.

Matariki Storytime and Crafting
Saturday 1 July, 11am-12noon
Come and celebrate Matariki and the Māori new year with us for a special storytime in the Children's Area, followed by a fun craft activity for the whole whānau.

Devonport Library
Matariki Rhymetime and Stories
Monday 12 June, 10 – 11 am
Come along to celebrate the start of Matariki with our special friends from Te Hau Kapua te Kohanga Reo. Songs we know and new songs to learn.


East Coast Bays Library

Making stars for Matariki
Friday 30 June, 3:30pm- 4:30 pm

Come after Rhymetime for a Matariki Story and activity
Saturday 1 July, 10:30am -11:30am

Epsom Library
Whakapapa Tree 
10 June - 02 July  
Tell us all about your
whakapapa and add a leaf to our blossoming tree! 

Korowai Cloak 
10 June - 02 July  
We
have a beautiful Korowai cloak at Epsom library made by our community! Colour in a feather and add your special touch. 

Poi Making Workshop 
Saturday 17 June, 2pm - 3.30pm
Celebrate Matariki by making your own poi! Great for kids
aged 4+.         

Matariki Storytime 
Tuesday 20 June, 11am-11.30am 
Songs, Rhymes and Stories to
celebrate Matariki! Great fun for the whole family.

Glen Innes Library
Star Making for Matariki  
Wednesday 14 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm 
Craft a star to
commemorate Matariki, and take it home to shine, or add it to our special Library display.

Matariki Storytime 
Friday 16 June, 10am-10.30am 
Come and listen to a special story
that celebrates Matariki.

Star Making for Matariki  
Wednesday 21 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm 
Craft a star to
commemorate Matariki, and take it home to shine, or add it to our special Library display.

Matariki Storytime 
Friday 23 June 10am-10.30am 
Come and listen to a
special story that celebrates Matariki.

Star Making for Matariki  
Wednesday 28 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm 
Craft a star to
commemorate Matariki, and take it home to shine, or add it to our special Library display.

Matariki Storytime 
Friday 30 June, 10am 10.30am 
Come and listen to
a special story that celebrates Matariki.

Matariki in the Night Sky 
Saturday 1 July, 6pm-7.30pm 
STARGAZING & STAR MAKING! Come and view the Matariki cluster in real time through a digital app, and learn the names of each of its stars. Then
craft your own star as a keepsake, or add it to the Library's display.

Grey Lynn Library
Matariki Starry Night 
Wednesday, 21 June, 6pm-7pm 
Bring a torch tonight and wear your pajamas for stories, songs and rhymes.
Finish the night with milk and cookies.                   

Howick Library
Mellon's Bay School Te Whare Taonga Kapa Haka group performance  
Tuesday, 13 June 
 11:15am - 11:45am 
Mellon's Bay School Te Whare Taonga class Kapa Haka group (6 years and under) are
performing at Howick Library. All welcome.

Matariki Bilingual Storytime 
Friday 23 June, 10.30am - 11am 
Come along to our p
re-school Matariki bilingual Storytime. All welcome.   

Leys Institute Library 
The Universe up close: contemplate the stars
Thursday 29 June, 6.15pm  
Although Matariki will not be visible in the evening sky, why not join us anyway for a bit of stargazing. If the sky is clear, our resident cosmic guru, Dr Gunn, will say a few words about the heavenly bodies, before we head out into the cold to look at some of them through his fancy reflecting telescope and giant binoculars! RSVP to (09) 3741315.

Tales by twilight in celebration of Matariki 
Friday 23 June, 6.15pm 
Bring the children to the library to celebrate Matariki with a cosy evening of stories and music. Wear your PJs, bring a torch and – if you like – a sleeping bag. Round the evening off with everyone’s favourite – milk and cookies.

Mahurangi East Library
Matariki Musings - Winter Words series
Wednesday 28 June, 7pm- 9pm
Join the Mahurangi East Friends of the Library for our special Matariki edition of Winter Words open mic poetry evening.  Present poetry (original or your favourite) or come an enjoy the creativity of others.  We are also hoping for a special presentation of Matariki poetry from local students at this event.

The Living Library celebrates Matariki
Saturday 10 June, 10.30am-12.30pm
Join the Mahurangi  East Friends of the Library  as they host a special Matariki themed Living Library event. Connecting the community with each other at this special time of year with crafts and possibly even kai.  

The community comes together for Matariki
Saturday,10 June, 10.30am 
Matariki is a time for bringing the community together.  Last year it was the korowai contributed to by local schools, ECEs and the community and this year we have something just as special planned.  Head into the library to contribute or watch out for Fleur coming to a school near you.         
      
Monday Movies Matariki screening
Monday 3 July,   6pm-8pm
Join the Mahurangi Book Ends (our library book club) for the screening of a favourite Kiwi movie to celebrate Matariki.  RSVP to anne.dickson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz           

Mangere Bridge Library
Matariki Wriggle & Rhyme 
Monday, 12 June,  9.30am-10.30am 
Come and join us for a special Matariki themed Wriggle & Rhyme featuring Maori song. 

Rongoa Maori Workshop with Amber O'Neill 
Wednesday, 14 June, 10.30am-12 noon 
In this rongoa Maori medicine lore workshop Amber will be presenting a body of knowledge relating to the whakapapa, mauri (elemental energy) and ancient narratives of native plant species and some of their usages by Maori rongoa practitioners today.        

Matariki Storytime 
Friday 16 June,  10.30am-11.30am 
Come and join us for a Matariki themed Storytime featuring Maori and Pacific song and dance, as well as performances from local pre   schools. 

Matariki Board Games 
Thursday, 22 June, 5pm-6.30pm 
Relax under the stars with some late night board games.                  


Build a Waka! 
Friday, 23 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm 
Help us build a waka to celebrate Matariki using cardboard! Then help us decorate the waka and navigate the pacific!              

 
Mangere  East Library

The Big Waka Challenge 
Monday 12 June, 4pm-5pm 
Come along after school and help us build a great Waka in the Big Waka Challenge.   

Origami Matariki Stars 
Thursday 15 June 4pm-5pm  
Learn to make your very own Matariki Origami stars. Come along after school and join the fun. 

Matariki Glow Jars 
Monday 19 June,   4pm-5pm 
Let your light shine. Come along and have a go at making your own Matariki Glow jar.   

Matariki Wriggle and Rhyme Storytime 
Tuesday 20 June, 10.30am-11.30am 
Haere mai for a very special Wriggle and Rhyme storytime where we celebrate Matariki
  

Mangere Town Centre 
Rongoa Maori Workshop with Whina Te Whiu 
Monday 26 June, 10am-11.45am 
Come and enjoy a presentation with Whina and Amber they will be presenting a body of knowledge relating to whakapapa (genealogy), mauri (elementary energy) and ancient narratives of the native plant species and some of their uses by Maori from the past and present.   

Matariki Wriggle and Rhyme 
Monday 26 June, 10.30am-11.30am
 Come along and enjoy singing, dancing, music and movement with your tamariki at our Matariki Wriggle and Rhyme Session. 

Let's construct a Waka! 
Tuesday 27 June,  4pm-5pm 
Let's build that special waka to carry us over the oceans and discover new lands.         
     
Matariki Kahoot 
Wednesday 28 June 4pm-5pm 
Join us in an exciting interactive Matariki Quest to test your knowledge on Matariki. 

Matariki Digital Challenge 
Thursday 29 June, 4pm-5pm
 Come join us in a fun session searching for clues about Matariki using a RF Scanner. 

Matariki Storytime 
Friday 30 June. 10.30am-11.30am 
Join us in a session of singing, dancing and storytelling    

Manurewa Library
Make a Matariki Kite  
Tuesday 13 June, 10.30am-11.30am 
Make a simple kite to celebrate Matariki. Activity suitable for pre   schoolers 

Matariki Wheel  
Thursday 15 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Create your own Matariki view finder wheel to take home  Matariki

Story time
Friday 16 June, 10.30am-11.30am 
Friday storytime - and decorate a feather for our Korowai (cloak)
 
    
Henna Stars and Kete Basket 
Tuesday, 20 June, 3.30pm 4.30pm 
Join us for the popular Henna painting and make a kete basket with surprises!
 
Matariki Storytime  
 10.30am-11.30am
Join us for story time and decorate a feather for our Korowai (cloak) 

Storytime and decorate a feather for our Korowai 
Friday 30 June,   10.30am-11.30am 
Matariki Story time and decorate our Korowai (cloak) 
    

Manukau Library 
Matariki Tea and Topics 
Thursday, 1 June   10.30am 11.30am 
A talk on Maori Rongoa (Maori medicine). 

Matariki Kidzspace  Starry Jars 
Saturday 10 June, 11am-12 noon
 Design your own Matariki glow jar with stars to navigate your future. 

Matariki Rhymetime with Stories 
Tuesday 13 June, 10.30am-11am 
Sing Maori Waiata and listen to some awesome stories!         

Build a Waka 
Saturday, 17 June  10am 2pm 
Construct a lifesize Waka! 

Kidzspace - Navigating the Past 
Saturday 17 June, 11am-12 noon
Discover your past with your own family tree art piece 

Starweaving 
Sunday, 18 June, 1.30pm 2.30pm 
Create your own woven Matariki Stars         

Kidzspace   Navigating Fun 
Saturday, 24 June, 11am-12 noon 
Help us navigate and discover the history of Matariki by solving our scavenger hunt 

Matariki Rhymetime with Te Reo Maori Koreo 
Tuesday 27 June, 10.30am -11am
Sing waiata and listen to Te Reo Maori and English stories 

Massey Library    
Pūrākau o Matariki - Stories of Matariki
Wednesdays 14 June, 21 June, 28 June, 10.30am-11am
For the month of Matariki, join us here @ the Massey Library every Wednesday for a special storytime.

Rongoa Maori Workshop with Whina 
Friday 16 June, 10am-12noon 
In this rongoa Maori presentation Whina Te Whiu (Te Rarawa, Ngati Kuri) will be presenting a body of knowledge relating to the whakapapa (genealogy), mauri (elemental energy) and ancient narratives of New Zealand native plant species and some of their uses by Maori from the past to the present. rsvp to 98325389 


Waiata Oriori - Matariki Rhyme Time
Fridays 16 June, 23 June, 30 June, 10.30am - 11am
Nau mai, haere mai, Come and join us at the Massey Library for a fun Rhyme Time session celebrating the month of Matariki.

Mt Albert Library
Language for everyone!
10 June-2 July, every day, library hours
A whāriki (mat) has been lifted at our library to show 100 Māori words every New Zealander should know. Check out our wall of kupu (Māori words). Share your love of Te Reo Māori with us, by using one of the words or concepts you see on our wall in a sentence.

Ngā Whetu ō Matariki – The Stars of Matariki star hunt
12 June-2 July, every day, library hours
Navigate your way around our library to find the 9 hidden stars of Matariki.
Be in to win a hamper of good reads and treats!

Colouring/Art Competition
12 June-2 July, every day, library hours
Ask one of our friendly staff members for a colouring sheet or choose a star of Matariki and draw what that star means to you. Entries close Friday 2 July. All entries on display from 8 July. Come vote for your winner from the 8 July.

Activity book
12 June-2 July, every day, library hours
Choose any 3 ongoing activities for Matariki to receive 1 cool little activity pukapuka (book)  – ka pai!
Get your activity card stamped as you complete your 3 challenges.
 
Pōhutakawa
Monday 12 June-2 July, every day, library hours
Bring your own star or decorate one in our library, in memory of our loved ones who have passed away. Let your stars shine on our display.

Matariki Storytime
Tuesday 13 June 11am.
Nau mai, haere mai, join together in celebrating Matariki with waiata and stories.

Wriggle and Rhyme
Friday 16 June, 23 June, 30 June, 10 and 11 am.
Bring your little star to our Wriggle and Rhyme sessions throughout June to promote brain development as we celebrate Matariki through song, dance and movement.

Glow Matariki Glow
Saturday 17 June, 10:30am
Matariki craft & music. Bring an empty jar to make glow in the dark galaxy jars with us. Glow craft and Te Reo rock and rhyme - Ka pai rawe!
All ages welcome - parental supervision required.

Digital Matariki Storytime
20 June 11 am
A digital storytime celebrating Matariki and our friend tētahi taniwha.

Digital rhymetime & shared morning tea
24 June, 11 am - 12pm
Bring a plate to share for a digital storytime celebrating Matariki and our friend tētahi taniwha.

Matariki Storytime
Tuesday 27 June, 11 am
Show off your waiata skills as we sing and read stories to welcome in the New Year.

Whānau Night + stories and games
Thursday 29 June, 5:30-7 pm
A family friendly event full of Matariki fun and games. All families and ages welcome.

Rhyme and Reo Rhymetime
Saturday, 1 July, 11am
Show off your waiata skills as we sing Tutira mai na iwi, and read stories to welcome in the New Year

Mt Roskill Library
Matariki Storytime
Wednesday 14 June, 11am
Celebrate Matariki with stories and song!

New Lynn Memorial Library
Matariki Makerspace.
Wednesday 14 June, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Thursday 15 June, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Join us after school for Matariki inspired crafts and fun.

Matariki Whanau Story Time and Crafts
Sunday 18 June, 10.30 - 11.30
Bring the whole family along for our very special story time and kite making session.

Matariki Makerspace
Wednesday 21 June, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Thursday 22 June, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Join us after school for Matariki inspired crafts and fun.

Matariki Makerspace
Wednesday 28 June, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Thursday 29 June, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Join us after school for Matariki inspired crafts and fun.

Onehunga Library
Matariki Storytime 
Tuesday, 13 June, 10.30am 
Join us for a special storytime with songs, stories and rhymes to celebrate Matariki. 

Otahuhu Library
Poi Making 
Monday, 12 June, 3.30pm-5pm
Poi is one of the traditional performing  arts of the Maori people of New Zealand. Come and join us  to make Poi. 

Making Stars 
Tuesday 13 June, 3.30pm 4.30pm
 Matariki is a small group of stars. Get creative and join us in making beautiful of stars.              

Matariki story time 
Wednesday, 14 June, 10.30am 12 noon 
Storytimes are a fun and interactive way to introduce your young ones to reading. Join us during our Matariki and Maori Language Week celebrations and enjoy storytimes.
          

Panmure Library
Matariki Storytime
Tuesday 13 June,10:30am
Join us for stories, rhymes and a special musical performance by the Panmure Bridge School Kapa Haka Group.

Matariki Arts and Crafts
Tuesday 13 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Come along and make your own Matariki lanterns and Korowai (Maori cloak).


Papatoetoe Library
Matariki Wriggle and Rhyme  
Monday, 19 June, 10.30am-11am 
Bring your child and have fun with our songs and movement session.  Suitable for 0-2 years old. 

Storytime for little Tamariki  
Wednesday 14 June, 10.30am 
Kanikani time. Come along and join us for Matariki stories and waiata. 

Have a go! Maori art for kids  
Wednesday, 14 June,  3.30pm  
Make your own Matariki greeting cards using Maori poupou patterns.          
  
Have a go! Maori art for kids  
Wednesday, 21 June, 3.30pm  
Learn how to weave and turn your weaving into art portrait. 

Kanikani time for tamariki  
Thursday 22 June, 10.30am 
Come along and enjoy singing and dancing with rhymes for our special Matariki Rhyme time.

Matariki (Matauranga)knowledge quiz
Wednesday, 28 June, 3.30pm  
Boys vs girls challenge (age 7+), who will be the champion of our Matariki quiz.       

Parnell Library
Create a Matariki mobile
Saturday 17 June, 10.30 am – 12
Discover the seven stars of Matariki and create your own star mobile to hang up at home. Suitable for children of all ages. To register your interest, please email Parnell.Library@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz  or call us on 374 1321.

Matariki storytime
Monday 19 June, 11-11.30 am
Join in the fun as we celebrate Matariki and weave our storytelling magic into the hearts and minds of your little ones. Suitable for preschool-aged children. All welcome.

Make a paper fortune teller
Wednesday 21 June, 3.30-4.30 pm
Practice some Te Reo Māori and fold your own paper fortune teller. Suitable for children aged 6 years and up. All welcome.

Pt Chevalier Library
Magical Matariki Celebration
Wednesday 21 June, 10.00 - 10.30am
Join our Matariki celebration. Enjoy storytelling and a special performance from the children of Point Chevalier School. Share a celebration of song, story telling and togetherness.

Matariki Kapa Haka Performance
Wednesday 28 June, 11.00-11.30am
Join us in a special performance from the talented students of Point Chevalier School. All welcome for this wonderful event.

Pukekohe Library
Rongoa / Traditional Maori Medicine Workshop
Wednesday 21 June, 10.30am-11.30am
Amber will be presenting a workshop on Whakapapa and our relationship with plant life, with focus on one plant in particular. We'll look at how it can help us in a time of sickness or accident. Rongoa means traditional Maori medicine and includes herbal medicine made from plants, physical techniques like massage and spiritual healing.

Rhymetime for Matariki
Monday 19 June

Weaving demonstration
Monday 19 June, Tuesday 20, Friday 23 June,
10.30am-2.30pm
Wharik-io-Te Ao weaving group from the Beatty street Marae Pukekohe. They will be demonstrating the weaving for a  Korowai and everyone is welcome to come and take a photo of themselves with a korowai on, using their own  devices.

Weaving demonstration
Monday 26 June, Tuesday 27 and Friday 30 June.
10.30am-2.30pm
Wharik-io-Te Ao weaving group from the Beatty street Marae Pukekohe. They will be demonstrating the weaving for a  Korowai and everyone is welcome to come and take a photo of themselves with a korowai on, using their own  devices.

Creative painting on rocks with Alison
Wednesday 28 June, 3pm-4pm 

Starmaking
30 June, 3pm-4pm
Annette will be having a session on making woven stars on

Paper Machie
Tuesday 1 July, 3pm-4pm
Debra will be taking classes on making  creative IPU with Papier Mache and coloured wool. On the Tuesday 4th July from 3-4pm


Ranui 
Matariki ThinkLab 
Wednesday, 14 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm 
Discover the beauty of the night sky as we explore and learn about Matariki through special creations. 

Matariki Movie Event 
Thursday 15 June,  5.30pm-7pm 
Enjoy a relaxed evening filled with rich New Zealand history and culture as we watch a popular Kiwi classic film     "Poi E"  

Matariki Craft Evening 
Thursday, 22 June, 4pm-6.30pm 
Nau mai! Haere mai! Whakatau mai! Come along to Ranui Library for a warm night of fun and creativity! We will be creating beautiful taonga and treasures of Te Ao Maori. All are welcome to join in.             


Remuera Library 
Matariki Storytime and Poi Making 
Saturday, 17 June, 11am-12.30pm 
Join us for a special Matariki story time at Remuera Library, followed by a poi making craft session. 

Matariki Origami  
Tuesday 20 June, 3.30pm-5pm
An afterschool craft   afternoon inspired by Matariki at Remuera Library.  

Kapa Haka at Remuera Library 
Friday, 30 June, 1pm-2.30pm 
Join us at Remuera Library for special kapa haka performances by Meadowbank and Mount Carmel School!          

Sir Edmund Hillary 
Making whetu – stars of Matariki 
Monday, 12 June   3.30pm 5pm 
Learn how to make stars of Matariki, be creative. 

Mahi whakairo speaker  - Ted Ngataki 
Wednesday 14 June, 11am-12noon
Come and listen to a carver from Ngati Tamaoho, talk to you about  the art of whakairo. 

 Making Manutukutuku (Kites) 
Monday, 19 June, 3.30pm 5pm 
Come and learn to make Manutukutuku (kites).         

Rongoa Maori Medicine 
Wednesday, 21 June, 10.30am-12 noon 
Our speaker Roimata will take us on a journey into the world of rongoa Maori and tell us what rongoa Maori was used for?

Navigate your career - Advice for rangatahi Maori and their whanau 
Wednesday, 21 June, 6.30pm- 8pm 
An opportunity for rangatahi and their whanau to get advice and tips from Careers New Zealand.


Matariki storytime
Thursday 22 June,
 11am-12 noon 
Come and listen to the story of Matariki and a craft. Te Mahi Raranga    

Weaving with Whaea Kura 
Friday, 23 June, 11am-1pm 
Learn from Whaea Kura and make some whetu (stars).         
 
Hanga Waka - Design a waka for Matariki 
Monday, 26 June, 3.30pm-5pm 
Design and create a waka for Matariki. 

Hanga Hoe waka - Design a hoe for your waka 
Wednesday 28 June, 3.30pm 5pm
Design and create a paddle for Matariki. 

Kapa Haka Performance 
Thursday, 29 June,12 noon-1pm 
Come and listen to one of the local schools kapa haka.         
 
Raranga Korowai Whiri Aroha Weaving Group 
Friday, 30 June, 11am-1pm 
Come and watch the art of korowai weaving. 

Takapuna Library
Movie night: Whale Rider (PG, 97 mins)
Thursday 8 June, 5.30pm – 7.10pm 
No bookings required – just turn up, grab a cushion, sit back and relax.

Woven Histories: Matariki Fashion Showcase
Saturday 10 June, 6pm - 8m 
An evening celebrating the opening of Matariki Events for Libraries. Join us for a fashion show of the garments in the Woven Histories Exhibition. This will be a show unlike any you have seen in a Library setting! Accompanied by local performance with designs from Maori Weaver Shona Tawhiao. RSVP to dena.jacob@aucklandcity.govt.nz 

Woven Histories: Matariki Exhibition 
10 June - 02 July (Launch at 5.30pm 10 June)
The Woven Histories photographic exhibition tells a story
of innovation and empowerment. The woven garments by Maori artist Shona Tawhiao will be dis-played in the Angela Morton Collection of the Library.  The images represent the strength of stars, it is a celebration of navigating who you were destined to be. 

Weaving, making, doing – Matariki Toi
Tuesday 13th, 20th, 27th June, 3.30pm – 4.30pm 
Come along and join in with after-school Matariki crafts.

4-Up: Getting ready for Matariki
Friday 16 June, 11am - 12pm 
Join us at our weekly preschool programme of alphabet awareness and learning activity. This week we’ll be reading Matariki stories and making a star picture to take home. Most suitable for children 4yrs and up.

4-Up: Getting ready for Matariki
Friday 23 June, 11am - 12pm 
Join us at our weekly preschool programme of alphabet awareness and learning activity. This week we’ll be reading Matariki stories and learning how to weave with paper. Most suitable for children 4yrs and up.

Te Atatu Peninsula Library 
Celebrate Matariki Storytime 
Tuesday, 27 June, 10.30am-11am 
Join us for a special storytime to celebrate Matariki, with stories and waiata for pre-schoolers. 

Matariki Rhymetime 
Wednesday 28 June, 10.30am-11am 
Celebrate Matariki with songs and movement for pre -schoolers. 

Celebrate Matariki Storytime 
Saturday, 24 June, 11am-11.30am 
Join us for a special Matariki Storytime, with stories, waiata and Matariki activies to follow. All welcome.  

Te Matariki Clendon Library 
Manu Aute  
Monday, 12 June,  345pm-5pm 
Come along and create a Manu Aute. Learn how to make a kite using recycled materials                     
     
Matariki Story Time 
Wednesday, 14 June, 10.30am-11am 
Join us and come to our Matariki story time, Jam   packed with stories, waiata and fun.  

Koru soap carving 
Monday 19 June, 3.30pm 4.30pm 
Learn how to carve koru patterns into soap. 

Matariki Movie night in the library 
Thursday, 22 June, 4.30pm-6.30pm 
Bring your whanau along to the library and enjoy a movie on us!         
     
Tutubug Kids Club Matariki Week 
Thursday 29 June 3.30pm 4.30pm 
Nau mai haere mai to our Tutubug Kids Club, During this time we will have a range of activities for tamariki aged 5   12 with a Matariki flavour.   

Matariki 'Stars in your eyes'
Thursday 29 June,  6pm-7.30pm 
A children's and youth family event for ages 5-21.
This event is to showcase young talent through performing arts, music and dance. For more information contact Jermaine (09)2618085.

Rongoa Maori Medicine Workshop 
Friday, 30 June, 10am-1145am 
Whina Te Whiu will run a workshop for Adults, demonstrating different plant remedies used by Maori. Places are limited please contact Te Matariki Clendon library for more information. 

Tupu Youth Matariki Market 
Wednesday, 5 July,  2pm-7pm 
Come along and celebrate with us. There will be Kai Stalls, Hangi (pre   ordered), Rongoa, Ta Moko exhibitions, Kapa haka Performances from Kura and Kohanga Reo as well as performances from local bands. It will be a fun filled night, come and enjoy the Kapahaka whilst munching on a Taniwha Burger, Mussel Chowder or Hangi, we hope to see you there.                     
                     
Matariki Story Time 
Friday, 30 June, 11am-11.30am 
Stories, stars and celebration. Join us to celebrate Matariki. For 3 and 4 year olds. RSVP to (09) 274 2356 Rachel Nixon at Tupu Youth Library.                   

Waiheke Library
Matariki Nighttime Celebration 
Thursday 15 June, 
7pm-8pm 
Waiheke library celebrates Matariki with a night of stories, songs and the stars. With special guest Ani Morris. 
 
             
Waitakere Central Library
Woven Histories : Matariki   
10 June -  2 July. Launch 6pm Saturday 10 June. 
photographic exhibition tells a story of innovation and empowerment.  The woven garments from Maori Artist Shona Tawhiao will be displayed on Level 1 of the Library.  The images represent the strength of stars, it is a celebration of navigating who you were destined to be.           
                              
         
Let's make a Wheku Mask 
Sunday, 11 June,  11am-12 noon 
Let's make a Wheku mask to wear at a play retelling a Maori legend.  

Plant a Seed  
Wednesday 14 June 3.30pm-5pm
 Matariki is also associated with the celebration of harvest, gifting food and preparing the ground for the New Year's crops. Plant a seed to take home and grow them in your garden. 

Have a go with Poi!
Thursday, 15 June, 3.30pm-5pm 
Let's make Poi to take home and learn a Poi Dance with the family. Have a go with Poi!         
    
Have a go with Poi! 
Sunday, 18 June, 10.30am-12 noon 
Celebrate the Maori New Year by learning how to make a Poi to take home and learn a Poi Dance with the family. All welcome and material provided. Give a Poi a go! 

Plant a Seed 
Wednesday 21 June, 3.30pm-5pm 
Matariki is also associated with the celebration of harvest, of giving food, and preparing the ground for the New Year's crops. Let's plant a seed to take home and grow them in your garden.  

Let's make yummy Fry Bread!
Tuesday, 27 June, 3.30pm-5pm 
Would you like to try a fresh yummy Fry Bread at our library? Our special chef will prepare them for you! 

Plant a Seed
Wednesday 28 June, 3pm-5pm
Let's plant a seed to take home and grow them in your own garden. Materials provided and All welcome! 

Special Matariki Storytime 
Thursday 29 June, 10.30am-11am 
Come and join our Matariki Storytime, and learn some songs in Maori. All welcome!  

Play Maori Game Ti rakau 
Thursday, 29 June, 3.30pm-5pm Come and learn how to play the Traditional Maori Game Ti rakau.
 
Warkworth Library
Matariki Stargazing
Tuesday 20 June,  7.00pm
All ages are invited to celebrate Matariki with Warkworth Library
Niven Brown from The Auckland Astronomical Society presents an interactive presentation that will take you on a journey from planet Earth to the beginning of time and space. Then come outside to view the night skies and have a hot chocolate drink. The talk will be held in the Old Masonic Hall. Bring something warm to wear.
(Telescope viewing will be weather dependent.)


Wellsford Library
Whanau Films: Hunt for the Wilderpeople 
Friday, 16 June, 5.30pm - When the movie finishes! 
Come to the Wellsford Library 'Whanau Film' night to watch 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' on the big screen in our meeting room. Rating PG, 101mins.
Hot chocolate provided. Bring your own family, friends and kai.

 Whanau Films: Moana
Friday 23 June,
 5.30pm - When the movie finishes! 
Come to the Wellsford Library 'Whanau Film' night to watch Disney's 'Moana' on the big screen in our meeting room. Rating PG, 101minutes.
Hot chocolate provided, bring your own family, friends and kai.


Whangaparaoa Library
Matariki Storytime: Poi demonstration!
Tuesday 13 June, 10.30 am
Enjoy a demonstration of poi by Whangaparaoa Primary, as well as songs and stories to celebrate Matariki!.

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