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NGĀ TOHU O TE TAU HOU Celebrating the Maori New Year at the Ātea a Rangi – Ngāti Kahungunu Mārama sound and light trail
June 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn about the Matariki star cluster and follow a trail of luminous stones, a traditional practise of Ngāti Pahauwera to guide them at night following the reflective glow of the opunga stone in moonlight. The trail leads to light displays that guide you along an estuary that filters nutrients for plants, spawning marine life and wading birds. The sensory experience is delivered by wireless headphones to ambient music and narration. Headphones are limited to 100 and offered to visitors on a first come basis every 30 minutes.