Matariki Back Porch Gallery

Matariki Back Porch Gallery


For the month of July we are excited to offer activities that celebrate Matariki – the Māori New Year at the Te Awamutu Museum – Education & Research Centre.

  • Make a Matariki star!
  • Colour-in or name your Star and attach to the Matariki Constellation!
  • Complete the Matariki with Kiwi Activity Book!
Why not join the Tui & Tama Club, you can sign up anytime for FREE!
Come on in during the week from 10.00am-4.00pm, Saturday and Public Holidays from 10am-2pm.
Don’t forget to pick up your Kiwi sticker!
Matariki 2024

Matariki 2024

Celebrate Matariki – the Māori New Year 2024!

For the month of July we are celebrating the uniqueness of Matariki, what it means for us, and how we can celebrate it this year!

This exhibition shares the understanding around the seven sister stars that make up Matariki and their aspirational meanings for all of us.

Matariki exhibition is a FREE and is on show until 31st July 2024!

We also have some great activities with our Tui & Tama Kids Club Matariki Activities to explore, learn and complete for the month of July.

Matariki Activities 2024

Celebrate Matariki 2024

Starting 24th-28th June we have FREE crafty activities for all the whānau.
Come and enjoy a fun and friendly environment at the centre!

For more information on this:

  • When: Monday 24th – Saturday 28th June 2024
  • Time: 10.00am-4.30pm Mon-Fri, Sat 10am-2pm.
  • Style: Drop-in as long as you’ve booked
  • Cost: FREE per person
  • Note: Children under 14 must be supervised by at least one parent/ guardian
  • Questions: Please phone: 07 872 0085 or email

La Quesnoy


Waipā District Council Art Collection

La Quesnoy

Fred Graham

Artwork details

Date 2019
Medium  Stainless steel
Physical description Tall triangular shaped Sculpture with a silver fern motif across two sides.


Commemoration the 100th Anniversary of the Liberation of Our Sister City Le Quesnoy by NZ Soldiers in WW1. Commissioned by Armistice in Cambridge. Commissioned by Armistice in Cambridge.

The sculpture was transferred to location in front of Lake To Ko Utu in 2019 after discussion with Armistice, Council and mana whenua.


Corner of Victoria Street and Thornton Road, Lake Te Koo Utu, Cambridge

Tui & Tama Eco Expo 2024

Tui & Tama Eco Expo 2024

Tui & Tama Kids Club Event

We are celebrating Children’s Day on Sunday 3 March 2024 with the return of our FANTASTIC Tui & Tama’s Eco Expo. It’s shaping up to be even bigger and better than our last one so come on down to this FREE event and find out about all the awesome mahi being done in our community to help our native plants and animals thrive.

More info here:

  • When: Sunday 3rd March 2024
  • Time: 10.00am-2.00pm
  • What: Special Tui & Tama Kids Club event
  • Bookings: No bookings required. Drop-in anytime
  • Note: Children under 14 must be supervised by at least one parent/ guardian
  • Questions: Please phone: 07 872 0085 or email

Mark the date in your calendars – Sunday 3rd March! See you all there! 


  • Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society
  • Predator Free Te Awamutu/Taiea te Taiao
  • Project Echo
  • WDC Waste Minimisation Team
  • Smart Water Team
  • Te Awamutu Toy Library


  • Face Painting with the Free Lunch Theatre Company
  • ReCreators doing a FREE workshop on making recycled jewellery and braided bracelets
  • Make your own pest trap workshop