Matariki at the Māoriland Hub
Tēnei mātou o te kauhanganui o Māoriland te mihi ake ai i roto i ngā āhuatanga o te tau hou Māori ka tata ao mai.
Every Māori New Year is ushered in by Matariki. It is a time for rebirth and commitment: to ourselves, our whānau and our community. This Matariki the Māoriland Hub will celebrate the promise of Matariki with a range of activities and events designed to help us connect, participate and collaborate.
Highlights of Matariki at the Māoriland Hub will include the first Matariki Ball, a night to get glammed up for the red carpet and the soulful tunes of up and coming star Sianne and her band.
Puanga Kai Rau is an Art exhibition and series of kōrero and performances with artists from the A.R.T Confederation (the iwi of Te Ati Awa, Raukawa and Toa Rangatira).
PechaKucha Superheroes, an evening of kai, kōrero and kanikani with inspiring speakers from all walks of life.
Alongside these events, the Māoriland Hub will also host a number of film screenings and workshops. A full list of events can be found on our website.
The Māoriland Hub is located in Ōtaki (68-70 Main Street), on the Kāpiti Coast. It is a multi purpose cinema and arts space that celebrates indigenous voices and perspectives as well as collaborations with indigenous artists as key creatives. Owned and operated by the Māoriland Charitable Trust (Māoriland Film Festival), the Māoriland Hub is a place where kaupapa are shared to nourish our community. The Māoriland Hub hosts youth filmmaking workshops, public workshops, film screenings, music and drama performances, and special events such as Matariki.