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Te Matatini – Weekend Megapost – All the events in one place

Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival

Te Matatini is a significant cultural festival and the pinnacle event for Māori performing arts. Held every two years, it is one of the most highly anticipated events for performers, their whānau and the mass of passionate Kapa Haka fans throughout the world.

The 2019 event will be held at Westpac Stadium in Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington).

The festival prides itself on being whānau friendly, smoke, and alcohol-free event. It has an open-door policy, where all people are welcome to come and experience the timeless tradition and spectacle of Kapa Haka.

The festival theme ‘Te Matatini ki te Ao’ is the ‘name’ of the 2019 festival. The theme is an embodiment of the aspirations and dreams of the festival hosts Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Atiawa me ngā iwi o Taranaki whānui.

The iwi of the region – whose responsibility it is to manaaki visitors to the festival – envisage a festival brand that will exemplify the cultural vibrancy of Wellington; the phenomena that make up the geography and natural elements of the area; and the rich heritage and kōrero of mana whenua.

The theme promotes the status of Te Matatini as a world-class festival, and will be a global stage for Māori performance excellence featuring the very best in competitive kapa haka.

‘Te Matatini ki te Ao’, has a deeper meaning than its English translation of “the many faces to the world”. Throughout te ao Maori (the Māori world) the suggestion is that the world’s people are invited to participate alongside iwi, as we prepare to attract over 3,000 of the world’s top kapa haka exponents, tens of thousands of supporters and spectators, attracting both local and international tourists, as they converge on to Te Whanganui a Tara in February of 2019.

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Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019 | Free Live Streaming

Saturday 23rd – 09:00 – 20:00

We welcome you to join us, this weekend for a free, live streaming of Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019.

Held every two years, this is the pinnacle event for Māori performing arts. The National Kapa Haka festival, will be showing in Cinema 2 from 9am till end of the event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Grab your whānau and friends and join us, to support your community with this free streaming!

House lights will be dimmed, to provide for people to come and go throughout the day.

To see timings and the order of performances please head here: https://bit.ly/2RUqSAD

Please note that this screening is a free live stream for the purposes of supporting our wider community and thus limited in their technical capacity. While we will strive to make this stream as smooth as possible for your enjoyment, we may experience connection disruptions.

Free event, seating is limited.

The Roxy Cinema – 5 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand 6022

Te Pōhutu Nui – Welly Bomb Comp

Saturday 23rd – 12:00 – 15:00

Come pop a manu at Te Pōhutu nui – the Welly Bomb Comp!

Pop your best gorilla, staple, can-opener, cannon-ball and coffin. Kei a koe! It’s up to you. Bring the whānau and watch the magic unfold. This event is FREE to watch but you need to pay and register to enter the Welly Bomb Comp!

Do you have the skills to be crowned the winner of the Welly Bomb Comp? We’ve got over $2000 worth of prizes up for grabs!

Plugged by the The Paepae Soundsystem

This event wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors. Thanks to The Crab Shack – Wellington, Gelissimo Gelateria, Mac’s Brewbar | Taranaki St Wharf, Six Barrel Soda Co., Wellingtonnz.com, Fergs Wellington, Te Wharewaka o Poneke, East By West Ferries and Switched on Bikes.

First prize

Manu Kuīni – $250 Prezzy card + Crab Shack Voucher

Manu Kīngi – $250 Prezzy card + 2 Te Wharewaka tour vouchers

Pī Kīngi – $200 Prezzy card

Pī Kuīni – $200 Prezzy card

Pīpī – $100 Prezzy card

Manu hautupua – Six months’ worth of Six Barrel Soda Co.

Second prize

Manu Kuīni – 2 x adult return trips to Matiu/Somes Island + Mac’s Brewbar | Taranaki St Wharf voucher

Manu Kīngi – 2 x Homegrown tickets

Pī Kīngi – 2x Electric Bike hire – thanks to Switched on Bikes

Pī Kuīni – 2x Mountain Bike hire – thanks to Switched on Bikes

Pīpī – a family return trip to Matiu/Somes island

Judges include Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and local MP for Rongotai Paul Eagle MP.

Categories

Manu Kuīni – Open female
Manu Kīngi – Open male
Pī Kuīni – Youth female (12-17 years)
Pī Kīngi – Youth male (12-17 years)
Manu hautupua – Best trick (all ages)
Pīpī – Under 12 (8-12 years)

Entry Fee

Manu Kuīni – $10
Manu Kīngi – $10
Pī Kuīni – $5
Pī Kīngi – $5
Manu hautupua – $10
Pīpī – FREE

FAQs

Can I buy tickets on the day?

Yes, there will be a cash only payment registration option on the day.

Te Pōhutu Nui – Learn to Bomb

Saturday 23rd – 09:00 – 11:30

Have you ever wanted to learn how to pop a manu? Here’s your chance – right before the Welly Bomb Comp!

Jumping into a body of water may seem simple, but we can teach you to do it with style. We will show you how to pop a gorilla, staple, can-opener, cannon-ball and coffin.

This event is run in collaboration with the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre. Led by Patrick Blackman and a team of manu enthusiasts.

Please note that participants must be 8 years and over and confident swimming in open water.

This event wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors. Thanks to Crab Shack, Gelissimo Gelato, Macs Brewery, Six Barrel Soda, WREDA, Fergs, Te Wharewaka o Poneke, East by West Ferries and Switched on Bikes.

Open late during Matatini Ka tuwhera ā pō noa

Join us for a late night. The whole museum, including Terracotta Warriors, is open until 9pm on Thur 21–Sat 23 Feb.

General museum entry free but entry fees apply for ‘Terracotta Warriors’.

Te Papa – 23rd and 24th – 18:00 – 21:00

 

Troy Kingi, Mara TK and Mark Vanilau LIVE at Old St Paul’s

Saturday 23rd – 19:30 – 22:00

Te Matatini 2019 brings the best of Māori performing arts to Wellington City, and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is proud to share in this celebration of Māori creativity at our premiere venue – Old St Paul’s – where we will be hosting the wonderful talents of Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngā Puhi and Te Whānau-a-Apanui), Mara TK (Kai Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Maniapoto), and Mark Vanilau, to provide the perfect end to a day of kapa haka at ‘the Cake Tin’.

Troy Kingi performs compositions from both of his acclaimed albums: ‘Shake That Skinny Ass all the way to Zygertron’ and ‘Guitar Party at Uncle’s Bach’.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUZ9-piFE4E

Mara TK presents new works and celebrates the founding of his new Māori record label Meetinghouse Records. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTTfZsKTpg4

Mark Vanilau performs new works, and together with a line-up of special guests we celebrate Polynesian songwriters and composers, Te Reo Māori and music that truly defies categorisation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWYrB3llzHk

Tickets are available at underteradar.co.nz and this whānau friendly event starts at 7.30pm
Tickets: https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/tour/9624/Troy-Kingi-Mara-TK-and-Mark-Vanilau.utr

 

Toi Art Market:

Te Wharewaka o Poneke beside the Lagoon sits centre stage and hosts Toi Māori Art Market a showcase of the visual arts. Displayed over two floors of the iconic Event Centre, visitors will be able to see the art and meet the artists.

Opening times:
Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm.

The Toi Māori Art Market will also feature a programme of panel discussions, interviews, performances and presentations. Invited international, national and local guest speakers will share their art and practices as well as give their thoughts on a range of interesting topics relating to the past, present and future of Contemporary Māori Art.

The Toi Māori Art Market is also the prime opportunity to purchase works from New Zealand’s best emerging and established Māori artists.

This whanau friendly event is the largest gathering of contemporary Māori Art in the country and is sure to inspire.

Te Wharewaka o Poneke – Odlins Plaza, 15 Jervois Quay, Wellington, New Zealand 6011

Entry by Gold Coin Donation.

Toi Art Market: The Mai Programme
Saturday 23rd – 14:00 – 14:45

As part of Toi Maori Art Market 2019, Toi Maori is excited to present “The Mai Programme” a panel discussion centered around experiences working in and supporting the arts industry.

The Mai Programme is a 20 week internship programme supported annually by Toi Māori that aims to develop future Māori arts managers to support the Māori arts infrastructure, and establish pathways for emerging Māori who wish to embark on a career in the arts.

Participants in this discussion include Mai Programme Alumni Keriata Royal, Miriama Grace-Smith and Tayi Tibble, and Mai Programme mentor, Tanea Heke.

Entry into The Maori Art Market is by Gold Coin Donation.

Toi Art Market: Weavers show and tell
Saturday 23rd – 11:00 – 12:00

Weavers select their favorite work by another weaver on exhibition and explain its intricacies.

Toi Art Market: Eco Up Cycled
Saturday 23rd – 15:00 – 15:45

Designer Dave Roil (Ngati Porou/Te Atiawa) discusses the importance of Up cycling in the modern world of Fast Fashion and the impact it has on the environment.

In the spirit of Eco Up Cycling David Roil creates Hand Sewn only Garments for all Genders.

He will also be talking about his work with the Global Indigenous Runway that is the official Indigenous Runway for Melbourne Fashion Week that he has taken part in five times since 2016 and his new project the first time with Moving Pictures .. a short anti fashion – fashion video centered around the first ever Vote for Whahine and the first Indigenous Vote cast int he world at the time right here in Aotearoa in 1893 entitled “The Portrait”

Toi Art Market: Maori Bling
Saturday 23rd – 13:00 – 13:45

A selection of jewelers discuss trends and techniques of keeping their work fresh; including Neke Moa and Matthew McIntyre.

Chaired by Keri-Mei Zagrobelna.

Toi Art Market: Wahine Writing
Sunday 24th – 11:00 – 12:00

As part of Toi Maori Art Market 2019, Toi Maori is excited to present ‘Wahine Writing’ a series of readings and poetry performances from a selection of Aotearoa’s finest Wahine Writers.

Our talented writers include: Sinead Overbye, Anna McAllister, Ataria Rangipikitia Sharman, Michelle Rahurahu and Ruby Solly.

Hosted by Tayi Tibble.

Come along a hear poems, essays, novel extracts from wahine who both carry and expand the indigenous conversation.

Toi Art Market: Open Mic
Sunday 24th – 14:00 – 15:00

Open Mic: Guitars, ukulele, storytelling, poetry…. Diverse responses from artists attending this year’s Maori Art Market.

Toi Art Market: Uku
Sunday 24th – 13:00 – 13:45

As part of Toi Maori Art Market 2019, Toi Maori is excited to present ‘Uku’ a panel discussion featuring some of our best Uku artists/clay sculptors.

Our artists include Stevei Houkamau and Wi Taepa.

Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019 | Free Live Streaming

Sunday 24th – 09:00 – 17:00

We welcome you to join us, this weekend for a free, live streaming of Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019.

Held every two years, this is the pinnacle event for Māori performing arts. The National Kapa Haka festival, will be showing in Cinema 2 from 9am till end of the event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Grab your whānau and friends and join us, to support your community with this free streaming!

House lights will be dimmed, to provide for people to come and go throughout the day.

To see timings and the order of performances please head here: https://bit.ly/2RUqSAD

Please note that this screening is a free live stream for the purposes of supporting our wider community and thus limited in their technical capacity. While we will strive to make this stream as smooth as possible for your enjoyment, we may experience connection disruptions.

Free event, seating is limited.

The Roxy Cinema – 5 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand 6022

Te After Pāti 2019

Sunday 24th – 20:00 – 02:00

TE AFTER PĀTI 2019 – PŌNEKE

LIVE MUSIC BY
SIANNE + BAND
PERE
LUKE WHAANGA
DJ ANTIKZ
+ MORE

Hosted by
Miss Kihi

GUITAR PARTY – BAR TAB GIVEAWAYS – WATERFRONT VENUE

We are throwing down the biggest after pāti in Wellington this year. We have secured one of Wellingtons top waterfront venues, and its all going down here to celebrate the end of the biggest Kapa Haka season. WE ON!

Harbourside Function Venue – Wellington, New Zealand 6011

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/te-after-pati-2019-tickets-54891664446?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse