Matariki

​​​​​Matariki 2018 - Events Guide​Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as Pleiades. 

When Matariki reappears in our dawn skies, around June or July each year, it heralds t​​he start of Te Tau Hou Māori – the Māori New Year.

It is a time to gather with family and friends to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and plan for the future. Rotorua is celebrating Matariki, with a range of free events around the region. From family events to craft days, talks to musical performances, there's a lot to love and learn about Matariki.

The calendar of events for Matariki 2019 is now available to download.

Page reviewed: 08 Jul 2019 10:30am