During Matariki, people gather to celebrate the passing of the year and the hope of a new season.

“Matariki hunga nui” Matariki, the gatherer of people.

Join in on the festivities during Matariki in Murihiku Southland from 29 June to 6 July 2024, where there is something special for each and every one of us to celebrate. Discover takunetanga happening throughout the rohe where whānau and hapori whānui can come together and celebrate.

Organising a takunetanga during Matariki? Let everybody know and submit it here.


The calendar below shows the remaining takunetanga taking place during Matariki.

Matariki is a special occasion in the New Zealand calendar which marks the start of the Māori New Year. Read more with Tourism New Zealand website |

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