Forthcoming Events

See below for details of events that Ark volunteers and supporters may be interested in:

Matariki events near the Ark

Please note that all these events require a booking 09 817 0089.

Guided walks in the Waitākere Ranges:

Local historian and story teller Rewi Spraggon retells the story of Te Kawerau a Maki, mana whenua of the area.

There are two separate walks, one in Huia and the other in Te Henga

When: 11am–2pm Wednesday 29th June (Huia) and Wednesday 6th July (Te Henga)

Suitable footwear required, dress for weather, bring lunch and water. Both these walks are approximately 3 hours in length.

Cost: $20

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Matariki at Arataki

Celebrate Matariki with workshops held at the Arataki Visitor Center. Various topics like: Traditional Maori healing and massage, Mokihi making, Play Ukulele, Medicines of the forest, Children's Poi making.

For more details, see flyer here.

Arataki evening talks series

These sessions featuring experts in their fields cover a variety of topics on subjects relevant to Maori and non Maori alike during this time of celebrating the Matariki season.

When: 7pm - 9:30pm Tuesday 28th June

Cost: $15

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