DO YOU HAVE A MATARIKI EXPERIENCE OR EVENT?

Become part of the Matariki Bay of Islands Festival

A COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

We want to share our celebrations with New Zealanders and the world, tell our stories, showcase our manaakitanga and the natural beauty of the Far North.

Matariki Bay of Islands is a collaboration between local iwi as well as multiple venues, businesses, accommodation and tourism operators in our beautiful rohe. We invite everyone to participate and contribute events and experiences. If you have an event that celebrates and honours Puanga Matariki, we would love to hear from you!

The festival brings together events that fit under one or more of the core aspects of Matariki celebrations and contribute to a varied and vibrant festival programme. 

  • TIKANGA / CULTURAL PRACTICES & CUSTOMS 
  • KAI / FOOD
  • KŌRERO/ CONVERSATIONS & STORY TELLING
  • WAIATA/ MUSIC
  • TAIAO / NATURE & THE ENVIRONMENT
  • WHĀNAU / FAMILY FOCUSED ACTIVITIES
  • MAHI TOI / ARTS & CRAFTS

We would love to help support you prepare and plan your Matariki Event.

We can assist with:

Concepts
and ideas

Event planning

Funding options

Marketing

plans

Venues

Securing

Artists

BECOME PART OF OUR SPECIAL MATARIKI EVENT

DO YOU HAVE A MATARIKI THEMED EVENT OR CONCEPT? WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO BECOME PART OF OUR EVENT PROGRAMME.

We are currently taking submissions to be part of the festival programme. 

If you have an event or idea that fits with the festival kaupapa please email us at info@matarikinz.com or fill out the enquiry form. Registration of events is only $25 + GST and we will market your event as part of the festival programme.

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