Matariki Arrowtown Kā-Muriwai


Matariki Arrowtown Kā-Muriwai returns on Friday 28th June 2024


With a refreshed name and committee it will be a true whanau event, following the theme of "Bringing Whanau Together" weaved throughout.   


This years event will extend further along Buckingham Street with Māori educational experiences in Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall and Lakes District Museum and two stages for entertainment.  Buckingham Green will once again feature Kapa haka performances by tamariki from local preschool and schools with a punchier schedule between performances and will start earlier to suit families.     Library Green will be showcasing solo performers and poetry and a lot more kai offerings throughout.


Bringing Matariki back to its roots as a community event with the Arrowtown Preschool over a decade ago and at its heart, it is an event by the community for the community.  We're excited to share the meaningful changes that have been made this year that will surprise and delight those that visit but especially those that came in previous years.


We have an exciting schedule of events being crafted,  which will go live on this webpage and on our social pages from May 2024, so check back for the latest on what is happening or follow us on  Facebook or Instagram to get the most out of your visit to historic Kā-Muriwai Arrowtown.


“Matariki is a time for reflection and welcoming the promise of a new year. 

After the tough few years we’ve all had, we are ready to celebrate life, our Aotearoa heritage

and to be reminded how lucky we are to be where we are,

with our clear night skies and stunning environment.”   


The Arrowtown Charitable Trust would like to thank the following organisations for their generous funding of the event: 











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 See you in Kā-Muriwai Arrowtown on Friday 28th June 2024

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