Matariki 2017

​​From parades to crafts. Talks to talent quests. There’s a lot to love and learn about Matariki.

Matariki events in Rotorua

Join us in celebrating Matariki, with a range of FREE events around the region. View the booklet online​ or download a pdf.

Matariki Star Search 2017 Auditions

Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru and Rotorua Library bring you Matariki Star Search 2017.

If you are aged from 8 to 18 years and live in the Rotorua District, you could sing, dance or perform your way to being this year's Matariki Star Search winner. Noel Leeming Vouchers valued at $1,000 for the winners and $500 for the runners-up in each category.

Auditions: 6 to 15 June
Auditions on 8 June and 15 July are open to the public. Venue to be confirmed.
Finale: 19 July 2017 - Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre  

Check the website for more information

Matariki Rotorua Art Exhibition

Friday 23 June – Sunday 29 July
Penny Haka Gallery, 9 Tryon Street, Rotorua

With a special opening from 6pm on Friday 23 June, this exhibition includes works by New Zealand and international artists. A Matariki calendar is also available for purchase.

Guest speaker evenings (5pm – 7pm) include Friday 30 June, Friday 7 July, Friday 14 July, Friday 21 July. Closing night on Sunday 29 July, 6pm – 10pm, will include a 3D projection, movies and activities. Food will be available for purchase on these event evenings.

Matariki Celebration | A Group Exhibition

Thursday 27 June – Tuesday 1 August
Helium Gallery, 1155 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua 

Helium Gallery’s Matariki exhibition brings together local artists in a show of affordable artworks.
Artists were given a template and, within that, the freedom to create whatever they wished. The result is a diverse exhibition with the unique opportunity to acquire an original artwork for $200 or less.

Helium Gallery

Matariki Star Search 2017 Finale

Wednesday 19 July, 6pm
Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre

Following the huge success of last year’s event, Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru and Rotorua Library bring you Matariki Star Search 2017. The evening will include a range of performances in this fantastic showcase of Rotorua youth.
Check out the website for more information

It's Matariki Star Search time in Rotorua

One of Rotorua's premier events for talented youth, Matariki Star Search, is back and promises to be even better than last year.

​Organised by Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru and Rotorua Library, Matariki Star Search 2017 is open to singers, dancers and performers aged from 8-18 years living in the Rotorua district.

Prizes are reflective of the calibre of the event with:
$1000 Noel Leeming voucher going to the winner
$500 vouchers for the runner-up in each of the three categories
$250 Noel Leeming voucher will also go to the People's Choice Award winner on the night of the finale.

New categories have been added this year and individuals, duos and groups can enter in singing, dance or ngā mahi a rēhia o te ao (global performing arts) categories.

The Ngā mahi a Rēhia category has been extended to include performing arts that draw on cultural traditions from anywhere in the world, including Māori and Pasifika performing arts.

Entries for Matariki Star Search 2017 are now open and close Monday 22 May 2017.
Auditions will be held between 6 and 15 June 2017 at Rotorua Library and the finale will be at the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 19 July 2017 at 6pm.

Download an entry form or pick one up from Rotorua Library or Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru in the ANZ Building, Rotorua Central Mall.

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