Celebrate Matariki on the Kāpiti Coast

Celebrate the Māori New Year on the Kāpiti Coast with two light festivals and an exciting month-long programme of whānau-friendly events.

Curated by the incredibly talented Māoriland team (of Māoriland Film Festival fame), Matariki Ramaroa is spearheaded by experienced light artist and event producer Dylan Herkes. Of Ngāti Porou, Tainui and Pākehā whakapapa, Dylan joined the Māoriland team from his role as Art Director for Storybox (Lux Light Festival) to deliver the annual Matariki Ramaroa festival.

During the celebration, enjoy:

  • Taiao Tree Plantings & Beach Clean-Up Events
  • Contemporary Toi Art Exhibitions

  • Live Music events, including nationally recognised artists
  • Theatre Events
  • Panel Discussions
  • Film Screenings

Read more: www.matariki.maorilandfilm.co.nz

Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/matarikikikapiti


Matariki Ramaroa - Closing Weekend

4-5 August 2023
Ōtaki Surf Club,
Ōtaki Beach

Make a weekend of it!

The Kāpiti Coast is the perfect place for a weekend break - turning your visit into something truly special! 

Stay amongst the trees in a handcrafted cabin, listen to the waves as you sleep in a beachside bach or be daring with a night of glamping. You'll be astounded by the selection of lovely accommodation options including 5-star luxury lodges, hotels, motels and campgrounds and a huge number of high-quality peer-to-peer spaces (like Air BnBs) - with 500+ properties listed at any one time! 


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