|When:||4 June 2011 to 4 July 2011|
|Location:||Auckland Region, New Zealand|
Celebrate Maori New Year during Auckland’s annual Matariki Festival.
Matariki Festival 2011 includes dozens of special events and activities organised around Tamaki Makaurau to give people of all cultures a chance to celebrate Maori New Year, a special time of year unique to New Zealand.
Feature events include:
Heralded by the rising of the Matariki star cluster, Maori New Year has always been an important time in the Maori calendar. Matariki Festival showcases Maori culture and creativity and gives everyone a chance to come together with tangata whenua to experience a living cultural tradition.
Matariki Festival is brought to you by a variety of organisations, groups, individuals and venues around the region, including the sponsors and supporters listed below.