Matariki Celebration: Weather update


Live performances at the Stoke Tāhunanui Kāhui Ako Matariki Celebration will be going ahead tonight from 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Note there will be limited hot food options due to the weather, but there will be a free sausage sizzle! This is an informal event so please feel free to wander in and out at your own pace.

Food stalls

Unfortunately, due to the weather most of our food stalls are unable to trade safely.  However, Deano’s Dogs, Pastissima and Gelato Roma should be there (there may be wait times), a free sausage sizzle will be provided and there will be plenty of snack options inside the hall.  You are welcome to eat inside the hall (please take rubbish with you if possible).

Full performance schedule (note times are approximate)

5.00pm – Opening Karakia, new flagpole unveiling

5.20pm – Tāhunanui School Kapa Haka 

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

5:35pm – Nayland College Sotto Voice Girls Choir

5:45pm – Enner Glynn School Kapa Haka (video)

5:50pm – Nayland Primary Kapa Haka (video)

6:05pm – Nelson Christian Academy Kapa Haka

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

6:25pm – Broadgreen Intermediate Kapa Haka and Dance ropu

6:40pm – Nayland College – MUTED

6:55pm – Nayland College Rock Band

7:10pm – Lovinia Pluck solo performance

7:15pm – Nayland College Puaha Te Tai Kapa Haka

Car parking

We have now freed up limited parking at Nayland College.  You can also use surrounding streets, Broadgreen Intermediate and Nayland Primary. We encourage you to walk or bike where possible.

Face masks

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

Star Hunt

You will need an umbrella and coat to do the star hunt tonight.  We will leave this out for a few days if you wish to bring your children back on site over the next couple of evenings.  

Zero waste

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

By Stoke Tāhunanui Kāhui Ako