Matariki Celebration

June 2018
Fri 15th



From 5:45am to 6:30am


Free entry. Donations are welcome. 


The Friends of Hamilton Gardens with the support of Tainui Kaumatua will host Karanga O Te Tau Hou 15 June 2018. The Dawn ceremony heralds in the Māori New Year and is the platform to launch Matariki Ki Waikato Events.

Guest will meet at the Piazza at 5:45am to be greeted by our Kaikaranga who will lead us into Te Parapara Garden followed by Karakia, waiata and korero about Matariki.

Invited guests will then join us at the Hamilton Gardens Cafe for light breakfast with a program of entertainment from 7am – 9am.