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Matariki Mackenzie - 13-15 July 2023

The rise of Matariki in the winter skies is an important time for Aotearoa and Te Waipounamu as it signifies the start of the Māori new year.

Matariki Mackenzie offers a special place for mana whenua, community and manuhiri (visitors) to connect with whānau (family) and whenua (land) through culture, kai (food) and kōrero (conversation).

Matariki is a time for celebration, growth and renewal. Please join us to celebrate the Matariki Mackenzie festival with variety of workshops, food stalls, live music and more!

To register for workshops and to see what events are happening in the Mackenzie region, please visit for more information.

Matariki Events

14 July
15 July

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