June, 2021

2021Sat26Jun10:00 am4:00 pmŌrākei Manu Aute Kite Day2021 Matariki Festival Event10:00 am - 4:00 pm Takaparawhau | Bastion Point, Orakei, Auckland 1071Type:Culture,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Orakei Kite Day


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Details

Traditionally manu aute and manu tukutuku (kites) were used to send messages to the heavens and between hapū (tribes). Manu Aute Kite Day honours and celebrates the universal tradition of kite flying across Tāmaki Makaurau. Watch the spectacle of kites of all shapes and sizes filling the skies, symbolically connecting heaven and earth. There are also plenty of opportunities for kite flyers of all ages to make and fly kites, sending their own personal messages and whakaaro (message) out into the world.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are pleased to take on the mantle as iwi manaaki (host iwi) for the 2021 Matariki Festival, in partnership with Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau.


FREE event