A Presentation by Dr Rangi Mātāmua – Author of Matariki: The Star of the Year

7pm Thursday 28th June, Talbot Room (upstairs, Speights Alehouse), Landing Service Building, 2 George St, Timaru

The rise in popularity of Matariki celebrations has captured the imagination of many New Zealanders but there are still some major misconceptions about what – and when – Matariki is. Dr Rangi Mātāmua explores the traditional Māori practice around Matariki in his lecture series and book, Matariki: The Star of the Year, based on the 400 page manuscript written by his great-great grandfather, Māori astronomer Te Kōkau Himiona Te Pikikōtuku in 1898, and gifted to Dr Mātāmua by his grandfather in 1995.  This entertaining presentation brings Māori star lore to life, and supports a truly authentic celebration of Te Tau Hou (the Māori New Year) for all New Zealanders.

$10/person – Door sales only

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY – SEATS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED!