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Tui & Tama Club Matariki with Kākāpō

July 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Welcome to Matariki 2023 with Kākāpō!
Tui & Tama’s friend Kākāpō is launching our new six month Public Programme Schedule! 
Each month begins on the Saturday with a FREE Tui & Tama Club event for existing and new members. Tui and Tama’s friends introduce the month’s theme and activities. Each club member receives a Tui & Tama Club Passport to record their participation at the end of the activities with a mascot sticker! Members collect all 6 mascot stickers to go into a special end of year prize pack!
Matariki is a very special time as it celebrates the Māori New Year! This is the time to think about what we have achieved, things we want to look forward to, sew gardens for the new season, and think about loved ones with us, or those who have gone to the stars! Kākāpō is a special host of this month’s activities as she is a nocturnal flightless parrot who likes to dance with Kiwi in the moonlight! Kākāpō are an endangered species, however, they are the longest-lived bird species, estimated to reach 90 years and are the heaviest parrot species!
  • Come on in and make a Matariki Lantern with an FREE LED candle!
  • Make a Popsicle whetu!
  • Colour in a Matariki star and cast it into the star net!
  • Write your name on a star and add it to the interactive star constellation!
Loads of FREE fun for all the whānau!


July 1, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Te Awamutu Museum


Te Awamutu Museum
55 Rickit Road
Te Awamutu, Waikato 3800 New Zealand
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