During Matariki 2023

Come down to Silo Park and see Te Tomokanga ki te Pō – the gateway to the night by artist Graham Tipene (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Manu) and Angus Muir Design.  

This incredible mahi toi (artwork) is a neon waharoa (gateway) twenty-six feet tall.

The waka (canoes) on either side of the waharoa represent the harbour; the two internal pou represent male and female; and the two hands and the bottom are the tupuna (ancestor) Tumutumuwhenua, reaching through the earth. The centre pou is Whatu (Whātua) Kai Marie, a tupuna wahine (female ancestor) of Ngāti Whātua. The nine feathers of Te Kāhu Pōkere above represent Te Iwa o Matariki (the nine stars of Matariki).

Viewable anytime during the day or night, but best viewed at night or around dawn & sunset.

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Part of Matariki ki te Manawa. 

Matariki on the waterfront

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Last updated: 01 June 2022