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Matariki 2022 - Te Ika-a-māui Central (Central North Island) events

16 Jun 2022 to 30 Jul 2022
Matariki 2022 Guide - more Te Ika-a-māui Central (Central North Island) events
Event type: 
Cultural, Multidisciplinary





Midnight Sun 

A new public artwork by Sara Hughes 

A spectacular, immersive artwork by New Zealand artist Sara Hughes bringing new life to Tauranga’s Willow Street bus shelter from 22 June. The expansive, illuminated outdoor painting creates an ever-changing corridor of warm, coloured light, throughout the day and night. Visit Tauranga City centre to experience the sun that never sets. 

When:  22-30 June 

Where: Willow & Wharf Streets, Tauranga City 


Ngā Tohu Toi Mo Ngā o Te Rohe o Tauranga Moana 2022  

Join us at our inaugural annual art awards for descendants of the Tauranga Moana Region to honour the significant achievements of a remarkable group of achievers in a night of excellence, entertainment and community with a creative line up of international calibre. 

When:  24 June

Where: Waikato University - Tauranga Campus, 101 Durham Street, Tauranga 


Matariki Glow Show 2022 

The Glow Show is back with an all-new, giant-scale puppet show for tamariki, educators and whānau. The Glow Show’s magical glow-in-the-dark characters are getting ready to celebrate with you at 40 theatres around Aotearoa. 

When:  through June and July 

Where:  various – see here 


Written by

Joy - Operations, The Big Idea

16 Jun 2022