Kōkiri 23 – Te Whanganui ā Tara: Matariki Māori Market at Wainuiomata Marae

Published in Kōkiri 23, Hōngongoi - Here-turi-kōkā 2011

Wainuiomata Marae and the Kōkiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust hosted the Matariki Māori Market @ Wainuiomata Marae to mark the Māori New Year.

Māori artists from around the motu displayed and showcased their creative works, skills and talents at the four-day event. Whānau, young and old, from around the Wellington area attended the market too.

Amongst the many displays and skills on show were: raranga, tā moko, artwork, mirimiri, kapa haka, Ki ō Rahi, harvesting and preparation of Rongoa Māori, and healthy eating.

Artists were not charged to display or sell their work but instead contributed a piece of their work for an auction, which concluded the event. All proceeds were donated to Wainuiomata Marae.

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