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Matariki – 28th June 2024

The Maori New Year celebrates the appearance of the Pleiades star cluster. It’s a time for spiritual reflection, cultural renewal, and community gatherings in New Zealand. Families come together to share stories, feasts, and traditions, honoring ancestors and welcoming the new agricultural year with hope and gratitude.

A drone light show at Rotorua Lakefront is set to light up the sky this Matariki.

Part of the Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival, the event on June 27 and June 28 will feature 160 drones programmed to form images in the sky, sharing the story of how Matariki is connected to the taiao (our environment), the festival said in a statement today.

Celebrate Matariki at Pullman Rotorua, embracing the Maori New Year’s spirit of renewal and community. Join us in honoring this significant celestial event and connecting with the rich heritage of New Zealand.

Book your Matariki getaway now for a memorable and meaningful experience for the whole family.

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