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Matariki Celebration - Puna Kōrero

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Celebrate Matariki at Unitec with our Puna Kōrero project, honoring our vital waterways and marae, the cultural heart of our campus. Join us for tree planting, the launch of our campus storytelling app, a new music video launch by Allana Goldsmith, and activities that connect us with our land and each other. 

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Overview

Join us this Matariki for a vibrant celebration of renewal and community at Unitec’s Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae.

Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae Projection mockup

This year, we proudly present the Puna Kōrero project. This profound community placemaking initiative pays homage to our local springs and waterways, especially Te Wai Unuroa o Wairaka and Te Auaunga (Oakley Creek). These natural treasures are vital to our ecosystem and pivotal to our campus's cultural tapestry.

Through a rich blend of curated activities, including tree planting, the launch of a storytelling mobile app, the unveiling of Allana Goldsmith’s reo Māori music video "Manaakitia," and a projection-mapped animation show, we aim to deepen the connections between our community, and this cherished place.

Still from ALLANA Goldsmith’s new Puoro Ataata (music video) Manaakitia (filmed at Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae and Te Rangimārie Pā Harakeke)

Still from ALLANA Goldsmith’s new Puoro Ataata (music video) Manaakitia (filmed at Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae and Te Rangimārie Pā Harakeke)

Join us as we celebrate the puna, the pā harakeke, and our marae—the heart of our campus—with music, storytelling, and collective stewardship of the land. Let’s acknowledge the past, cherish the present, and sow the seeds for a sustainable future.

 

Event Information

Working Bee - Kaitiakitanga and tree planting

Date: Wednesday, 3 July (Rain date is 10 July)

Time: 10:00 am - 12 pm

Location: Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae

Puna Kōrero

Date: Wednesday, 3 July (Rain date is 10 July)

Time: 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae

 

Event Programme

Time

Location    

Activity

10:00-12:00    

Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae    

Working bee – Kaitiakitanga and tree planting

16:45-17:15

Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae ātea    

Welcome/opening speeches and introduction to the project/event (including the invitation to download the mobile app)

17:15-17:25

Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae ātea

Launch of a new puoro ataata (music video) for Allana Goldsmith’s reo Māori single Manaakitia

17:25-18:45

Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae
  • Projection mapped animation programme with sound (featuring drawings by Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Maungarongo and BDCA students)
  • Rongoā Māori / Kawakawa wairākau – Tuia te Waiora Māori Women’s Welfare League;
  • BBQ begins (with live music at 18:00)

 

Our Partners

Thanks to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā MaungarongoTuia te Waiora Māori Women’s Welfare League, the Albert Eden local board, and Tuapapa Rangahau Unitec’s Research and Postgraduate Office.

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