13-22 JUL, THU, FRI & SAT

Update 20.07.23: After consultation with event partners, it has been decided that the remaining performances in our Matariki ki te Manawa pop-up music series – Horotiu – in Queen Street and Elliott Street will be cancelled over the next three evenings. Please visit for details of other events. We extend our condolences to those with loved ones affected by the tragic events in the city centre this morning.


Don’t miss this newly created pop-up music series called Horotiu, remembering the iconic Waihorotiu stream flowing beneath the pavements. For two weeks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 13 July throughout the festival, contemporary Māori and Pasifika artists will thrill midtown audiences with live music and waiata at scheduled times.

Artists Allana Goldsmith (Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tai), HINA (Te Rarawa; Ngāti Raukawa), and others are expected to pause the city centre’s hustle and bustle for a moment of celebration as part of Matariki ki te Manawa. 

Where: Queen Street (between Shortland St and Auckland Town Hall prow), Auckland Central

Supported by Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate.

Enjoy two hours of free parking or $5 evening and weekend rates. Find out more. Ride on public transport from as little as $2 each way. Find out more.
Last updated: 03 July 2023