Matariki in Avondale

The first public holiday and celebration of Matariki the Maori new year is happening in Avondale. Lots of different community groups are coming together to put on events and activations for the whole family.


Finding the Stars, 24 June to 10 July (can do anytime but we recommend at night for best effect)

Search-and-find star adventure using a UV backlight torch. Free torch kits available from participating stores in Avondale

Facebook listing: https://fb.me/e/1ECw7hRCp

Our Auckland listing: https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/2022/06/finding-the-stars/




Matariki Bike Ride, Fri 1 July

Grab your pahikara (bike) and enjoy an evening of great evening of fun, kai (food), a waiata (song), and siva afi (a spectacular Samoan fire dance) performances

Facebook listing: https://fb.me/e/3gyFqQlSW

Our Auckland link: https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/2022/07/matariki-night-bike-ride/




Auckland Astronomical Society – 2, 3 and 9 July

Explore the stars through a telescope!

Facebook listing: https://fb.me/e/4R0yv7K2F

Our Auckland link: https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/2022/07/auckland-astronomical-society/






Whau Matariki Festival! Saturday 2 July, 5 - 8pm Location: Avondale Community Centre and Library

In honour of Matariki's first year as a national holiday, we're putting on a celebration! There will be market stalls, live performances with Crescendo and local groups, as well as a range of fun activities for the whole whānau! So come and join us for a night of fun, kai, community, and celebration!