Matariki Celebration Performance Times Released!


Don’t miss the live performances at the Stoke Tāhunanui Kāhui Ako Matariki Celebration. 5pm – 7:30pm next Tuesday 28 June at Nayland College. Additional performances will be performed via video link, plus food trucks, market stalls, art displays, star hunt and more!

Full performance schedule (note times are approximate)

5.00pm – Opening Karakia, new flagpole unveiling

5.20pm – Tāhunanui school kapahaka 

5:30pm – Nayland Kindergarten and others celebrate Matariki (video)

5:35pm – Nayland College Sotto Voice Girls Choir

5:45pm – Enner Glynn School Kapahaka (video)

5:50pm – Nayland Primary Kapahaka (video)

6:05pm – Nelson Christian Academy Kapahaka

6:15pm- Stoke Primary school various items (video)

6:25pm – Broadgreen Intermediate Kapahaka and Dance ropu

6:40pm – Nayland College – MUTED

6:55pm – Nayland College – PARALLEL PARK

7:10pm – Lovinia Pluck solo performance

7:15pm – Nayland College Puaha Te Tai Kapahaka

Food stalls

We are hoping to see the following food vendors (weather and staffing dependant)!

  • Kiwi Kai (Maori kai)
  • Umai Japanese Kitchen (Japanese hot donburi meals and dumplings) 
  • Viva la Vaca (Argentinian BBQ)
  • Deano’s Dog’s 
  • Lil Mexican (Mexican)
  • Maori Fried Bread
  • Pastissima (Italian pasta)
  • Gelato Roma (ice cream)
  • Sugar Moose (pastries and desserts)


Our Matariki Celebration is an all weather event, although food options may be more limited in heavy rain or wind.  If it is wet please head through into the hall for performances.  You are welcome to eat inside (please take your rubbish with you).  The long range forecast is looking good for Tuesday! 

Face masks

We are encouraging people to wear face masks inside the hall.  These will be available on the door if required. 

Car parking

There will be no parking available on site at Nayland College so please use surrounding streets, Broadgreen Intermediate and Nayland Primary. We encourage you to walk or bike where possible.


Bring a torch or a battery powered lantern for the star hunt! The flashlight on your phone will work just fine too.

Zero waste

Our Matariki Celebration will be a zero waste event so please take any rubbish home with you. 

By Stoke Tāhunanui Kāhui Ako