Ngāti Whātu Ōrākei will lead a dawn ceremony celebrating the Māori New Year.


  • Free coffee will be available from 6:30am
  • The ceremony will begin at 7am
  • Breakfast from 7:45am

Executive chef Maia Atvars (Ngāi Te Rangi) of Saint Alice has prepared a special breakfast menu in reference to the Matariki star cluster. Think kumara sourdough bread, Mānuka smoked salmon pate, scrambled eggs with kawakawa, horopito and wild NZ pork sausage, kawhai and riwai hash with hangi-steamed pudding with burnt caramel to finish. Enjoyed with Wai Mānuka honey sparking water and Matariki curated mocktails.

To drink:
Wai Mānuka Honey sparkling water 330ml
Matariki curated mocktails featuring Wai Mānuka Honey:

  • Hibiscus & Kiwi Bliss - housemade hibiscus & ginger syrup, housemade kiwifruit & thyme puree, Mānuka honey, lemon juice & finished with Wai Mānuka
  • Lavender & Citrus - housemade lavender syrup, Mānuka honey, lemon juice & finished with Wai Mānuka

A Kaputī station will be available serving up house-made chai tea along with gumboot, kawakawa vitality, kūmarahou calm, ngahere sencha.

Limited tickets are available for breakfast at $40 per person. Bookings essential, link coming soon.
The dawn ceremony is free to attend.

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

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Last updated: 23 June 2021