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Te Iwa o Matariki Short Film Screening

Te Iwa o Matariki Short Film Screening

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  • Mon 17 Jul, 11:30am – 11:45am
  • Mon 17 Jul, 12:30pm – 12:45pm
  • Mon 17 Jul, 2:00pm – 2:15pm
  • Tue 18 Jul, 11:30am – 11:45am
  • Tue 18 Jul, 12:30pm – 12:45pm
  • Tue 18 Jul, 2:00pm – 2:15pm
  • Wed 19 Jul, 11:30am – 11:45am
  • Wed 19 Jul, 12:30pm – 12:45pm
  • Wed 19 Jul, 2:00pm – 2:15pm
  • Thu 20 Jul, 11:30am – 11:45am
  • Thu 20 Jul, 12:30pm – 12:45pm
  • Thu 20 Jul, 2:00pm – 2:15pm
  • Fri 21 Jul, 11:30am – 11:45am
  • Fri 21 Jul, 12:30pm – 12:45pm
  • Fri 21 Jul, 2:00pm – 2:15pm
  • Sat 22 Jul, 11:30am – 11:45am
  • Sat 22 Jul, 12:30pm – 12:45pm
  • Sat 22 Jul, 2:00pm – 2:15pm
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Auckland War Memorial Museum, Domain Dr, Auckland Domain, Parnell Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

After its debut in 2016, Te Iwa o Matariki is back to share the story of Matariki’s nine stars.

Come and immerse yourself in this free panoramic short film to hear more about the forgotten Matariki stars, Pōhutukawa and Hiwaiterangi.

This cluster of stars can be seen for 11 months of the year before they set in late May or early June. Matariki rises a few weeks later, generally in late June just before dawn. The heliacal rising marks the beginning of the Māori New Year.

According to Māori belief, Matariki are the eyes of Tāwhirimātea, the god of wind and storms, who tore them out, crushed them, and threw them to the heavens in protest over the separation of his parents Rangi and Papa.

The free 15-minute screening is presented in collaboration with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Daily Mon 17 - Sat 22 Jul. 11:30am, 12:30pm and 2pm (15 minute duration).
Free with Museum entry.

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