Taking place during winter every year, Matariki signals the Māori New Year and begins with the rising of the star cluster of the same name.

In 2022, over 25 special events and activations took place in the heart of the city from June 21 to July 16, including the headline attraction – Pakiata Matariki – a large-scale projected light show that illuminated the Chief Post Office building in downtown Auckland every evening from June 24- July 16.

See some of the highlights below.

Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Council, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Heart of the City proudly to presented Matariki ki te Manawa - Matariki at the heart - for all of Tāmaki Makaurau to enjoy.

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