Matariki Arrowtown Kā-Muriwai


Matariki Arrowtown Kā-Muriwai returns on Friday 28 June 2024 from 3:30-8:30pm. Click here to apply for volunteer roles or to be talent on the stage.


With a refreshed name and committee it will be a true whānau event, with the theme of "Bringing Whānau Together" weaved through performances and experiences.   


This year's event extends 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 the local preschool and schools with a punchier schedule and earlier start time to suit families. Library Green will showcase solo performers and poetry and a lot more kai offerings throughout.


Established as a community event with the Arrowtown Preschool over a decade ago, 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.


The event schedule can be viewed here



Talent and volunteer applications are open

Talent and volunteer applications are currently open until 14 June at 5:00pm. 


Volunteers are sought for a range of roles including street guides for event attendees, kitchenhands for reusable dishes, koha donation collectors, traffic and parking guides, and hosts for the interactive displays. As a thank you, volunteers will receive a Skyline annual pass for their time. Find out more and apply here.


Talent is sought for the Library Green and includes poets, singers and bands of up to three performers. Click here to apply.


Event sponsors

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


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 Skyline Queenstown    Millbrook TaglineStacked CMYK
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 Traffic management

 Click here to view the event traffic management plan maps.


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