20 JUN - 7 JUL, 2022

Part of Matariki ki te Manawa
21 June - 16 July 2022

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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 Haua, Ngāti Manu), a collaboration with Hawke House, Angus Muir, Fresh Concept & Eke Panuku for Matariki on the Waterfront 2022.  

This incredible mahi toi is a glowing waharoa standing 26 feet tall. The waka 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, Tumutumuwhenua, reaching through the earth.

The centre pou is Whatu (Whātua) Kai Marie, a tupuna wahine of Ngāti Whātua. The nine feathers of Te Kāhu Pōkere above represent Te Iwa o Matariki. 

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

For more on Matariki on the Waterfront, two days of Matariki activities including live music, kapa haka, workshops, installations, kai and more, click here

Proudly supported by Eke Panuku and Fresh Concept as part of Matariki ki te Manawa

Matariki on the waterfront

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Last updated: 01 June 2022