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Coastal Living Winter Art Week

When: 18 - 27 June, 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, 9am- 1pm Saturday

Where: Lyttelton Harbour Art, Sculpture and Craft Display, 36 London St

How much: free


Matariki Celebrations

Matariki is the Māori name for a cluster of stars which is visible in the New Zealand night sky at a specific time of the year. Matariki re-appears in the dawn sky mid-winter signalling the start of the Māori New Year and the date changes each year according to the Māori lunar calendar.

Whakaraupo Carving Centre tutor Caine Tauwhare from local hapu Ngāti Wheke talks about the significance and traditions of Matariki here