Monthly Archives: June 2022

Whetu Maram: Bright Star

For Maori, the canoe underpins our              Release Date: Wednesday 6th July
culture. We once built waka/canoes
from giant trees and sailed the vast
Pacific by the stars. These arts were
lost to us for 600 years. Then the stars
re-aligned and three men from far
flung islands revived our place as the
greatest navigators on the planet, a
Hawaiian, a Micronesian and Hek
Busby, “The Chief” from Aotearoa/
the story of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi
Puhipi, aka Hek Busby, and his
significance for Maori in rekindling
their wayfinding DNA and for all
New Zealanders in reclaiming our
place as traditional star voyagers on
the world map.

Artisan Affair

A mid winter celebration of Arts, crafts , wine and food!! Friday 15th July  12pm – 6pm Saturday 16th July 9am – 4pm Te Ahu Center 1 Mathews Ave, Kaitaia Free Event Continue Reading

Matariki: Glow Show

TOURING AOTEAROA THROUGH JUNE-JULY 2022 DURING TERM AND THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS! The Matariki Glow Show will be at Te Ahu, Kaitaia, July 22! School Holidays 11am (0-5 years) – $15.00pp + fees 1pm (6-12 years) – $16.50pp + fees One day only, so don’t miss out! Book at You can email us for more info at The Glow Show’s fabulous, giant-scale, glow-in-the-dark puppets are back, touring all of Aotearoa! The magical MATARIKI GLOW… Continue Reading

Yoga with Carla

ALL LEVELS INVITED $15!! $10 Concession Begins Matariki Eve, Thursday23rd June 6:15 – 7:15PM Te Ahu Cinema Ramp for entrance will be held in the Banquet Room Continue Reading

Matariki Stars up

Matariki Puanga challenge Remembering our loved one passed Gratitude note Wishes, dreams, hopes Karakia, a prayer for the Matariki new year Kia ora To our wonderful Te Hiku community Help us & join us to fill the Te Ahu Centre up with thousands of stars made by you & our community! Each star will also have a special message to share with everyone, for our Matariki celebrations. Messages for: You can make your stars at… Continue Reading


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