Māoriland announces Matariki Ramaroa Arts Festival for 2023
From July 1 – 23, Kapiti Coast will once again be home to a myriad of celebrations for the Matariki Ramaroa Arts Festival.
Matariki Ramaroa is an Arts Festival for all of Kapiti with live music, Māori visual arts exhibitions, the lighting of the Matariki Ramaroa Beacon fires, tree planting, beach cleanups and the NATIVE Minds series of thought leaders at venues across the district.
Matariki signals the Māori new year. It is a time for commemorating the passing of loved ones. It is a time for reflecting on the past year and making plans for the coming year. It is also a time for celebration!
On Saturday July 8, from 5 – 10 pm, Ōtaki’s Main Street will be filled with food trucks, street artists, musicians and light installations. Ōtaki’s Memorial Hall will be buzzing with Matariki Got Talent and a glow in the dark disco for children.
Matariki Ramaroa inspires, educates and celebrates this unique Aotearoa event with all on the Kapiti Coast. It’s an opportunity for Kapiti residents and visitors to the region to experience the Māori traditions and arts practices of Matariki.
For more information about Matariki Ramaroa, head to: matariki.maorilandfilm.co.nz