13 - 15 July 2023
Nau mai, haere mai
Welcome to Te Manahuna (the Mackenzie), home of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.
Here, in Te Manahuna, we're driven by a collective kaupapa (purpose) to protect te pō (dark sky), preserve whenua (land) and kotahitaka (unity).
Matariki, the Māori new year, is an opportunity for all to gather together and reflect on the year that has passed, celebrate the present, and plan for the future. It is a time to pause, to connect, and to consider our responsibility to our environment.
Join us for kai, culture and kōrero as we celebrate the rising of Matariki under the cloak of the world's largest gold dark sky reserve.
Nau mai, haere mai. We look forward to welcoming you.