Ahurei Matariki Takatāpui is a brand new initiative from arts / social agency Taurima Vibes to be presented in the Matariki Māori new year season for Tamaki Takatāpui. With this project, Taurima Vibes are aiming to engage the Takatāpui community, their whānau and allies, (Rangatahi and Kaumatua alike) to look at ways to help bridge gaps both culturally and generationally. Events in the Albert-Eden Local Board include: TAUMATA KŌRERO – Panel Discussion Te Unga Waka Marae, Epsom Friday 20th July; 7pm Entry via koha donation Panelists include Louisa Wall, Ramon Te Wake, Taiaroa Royal, Adrian Noda, and Aunty Ra. *ALL ATTENDEES TO PANEL MUST REGISTER HERE HĀPORI ORA – Wellness expo Te Unga Waka Marae, Epsom Saturday 21st July; 10am - 3pm Entry via koha donation Presented in collaboration with the NZ AIDS Foundation. The expo will feature the following:
Ahoa Te Aha Kapa Haka group will be performing on the day and offering workshops in poi making, haka, and waiata.
a storytelling nook where nannies and koros will be reading from existing text or sharing their own stories of Matariki and being Takataapui
a harakeke expert who will be holding weaving classes