Come and enjoy a day of Māori market stalls plus a programme of craft workshops in Te Komititanga on July 1, part of Matariki ki te Manawa. 

Check out what - and who to expect on the day below. 

Stallholders

Tracy Maniapoto 
Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Tracy Maniapoto is all about fashioning your reo! As learners of the Māori language, Tracy and Raven (Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa) can help you curate your own Māori language experience from everyday fashion items: earrings, sunglasses, totes and clothing! Normalise the Māori language, start small, one kupu (word) at a time. 

Pono by Dom 
Creating personal and home decor design concepts to add flair and flavour. Also providing heat pressing, decals, signage labels and customised requests for home or business. 

Maiah Maiah
Alternative, quirky handmade ceramic pieces for practical and decorative uses. Pieces include magnets, dinner wear, plant pots, wall hangings, incense burners, trinket trays and more.

Picnic Soirees by Aroha Kay 
Aroha Kay a fun Māori stylist, brings a fun lounging area and display of her styling company Picnic Soirees. She will be setting up a lounge and area to relax and sit and meet and have kōrero and listen to the music we have planned. Come enjoy the sights and sounds on Te Komititanga in her styled pop up lounge.

Huia Hair Co
Selling hair brushes, scrunchies hair clips all catered for curly hair.

Natanahira Pona
Natanahira graduated from the Māori Arts and Crafts Institute as a wood sculptor. He has extensive experience managing sculpture symposiums and creating public sculptures around New Zealand. His passion for wood carving has spanned commissions, teaching adults and children and he is currently Lake House Art Centre’s Resident Carver. Natanahira will also be selling some of his taonga and some recently carved works.

Jeanine Clarkin and Tania Anderson
Jeanine Clarkin is a pioneer of Māori fashion in Aotearoa, having started her eponymous label over 27 years ago. Jeanine's design story is one where success and integrity have been woven together to create a design history and practice that encompasses Haute Couture to Slow Fashion. Her commitment to sustainable fashion is reflected throughout her work and notably her collections focused on repurposing vintage, fine woollen textiles.  ​Jeanine and Tania create a fun pop up shop of Taonga, Fashion, block ink printing as well as some traditional weaving demonstrations.

Taiao Creative 
Taiao Creative work with natural resources and create their own taonga using their cultural background as influence. They work with pounamu, antler, tusk, petrified wood, native wood, shell, hue and harakeke.

Workshop

10am to 4pm with  Natanahira Pona
Join an interactive workshopping session with Natanahira Pona on his hand carved panels from birds to taniwha and ngahere. Public are invited to draw rubbings off and create new artworks from his whakairo while story telling as he goes - all ages can participate. Natanahira will do some demonstrations of traditional Māori carving techniques throughout the day to see him close up at work.

Music performances

Aja Wairere Ropata | 12.30pm to 1.30pm 
Grounded and powerful musician Aja is spirited by the everlasting, the elemental and the kindred balance. Her voice and musical arrangements have the ability to speak intimately to a wide audience. With sure and guided vocal tones she lures the listeners along a vast musical soundscape. Listen out for her latest installation, a culmination of a life in music and dedication to her people , her vision and futures.

Dirty Knees DJ set | 2pm to 4pm 
Niwa Niwa a local DJ, bringing some contemporary and traditional music to Te Komititanga. Ko Tarawera te maunga. Ko Ōkāreka te moana. Ko Te Arawa, ko Kāi Tahu, ko Raukawa ōku iwi Ko Uenukukopako te hapū. Ko Pikirangi, ko Ruamata ōku marae. 

This event is proudly supported by Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate.

Get two hours of complimentary valet parking at Downtown Car Park when you spend $50 or more at Commercial Bay. Find out more

Come into the city centre on public transport for as little as $2 each way. Find out more.

Last updated: 21 July 2021