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The Basement Poetic

When: Sunday 27 June, 7 to 10pm.

Where: The Basement, 33b London St (down the stairs under the sign Nice People Only)

How much: $10/$8


Guest poets, luminaries of the local literary ether.

Open mic featuring you, the Socrates Session, bring your mind, wit, a penchant for well shaped argument and speak to the idea (topic given on the night). Freestyle, free-range, spoken word, improvisation, take the floor and HAVE YOUR SAY.



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