Aotearoa

Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to the Aotearoa village.

Did you know… Te Reo Maori was made an official language of New Zealand in 1987 and around 27 per cent of Maori can speak the language and around 40 per cent can understand or read it.

Makaurau Sessions
Makaurau Sessions is a gathering of creative minds, showcasing original performance pieces that fuse the dynamic mediums of art, music, dance and spoken word.

All of their performances are founded in an indigenous Maori approach to give voice to the distinctive imagination and experience of Tāmaki-makaurau through creative expression Makaurau Sessions is an experimental movement utilising creativity and an imagination of

Tāmaki-makau-rau to bring forth the New and Urban Indigeneity - it calls on the qualities of talented and creative people who live in Tāmaki (or have an affinity with Tāmaki) to help communicate and realise the principle ethos of this movement – ‘to foster a positive consciousness in Auckland City’.

Saturday 8 March

11AM


   VC Tent


        Maori Art, dance and Music workshops
        Maori Story telling

   Fale


        Traditional Weaving with Joy Wikitera (all day)
        Displayed finished works

Sunday 9 March

11AM


   VC Tent


        Taonga Puoro with Matiu Dallas

   Fale


        Traditional Weaving with Joy Wikitera (all day)
        Displayed finished works