Matariki New Zealand June 1 - July 31
The Matariki star cluster rises across the New Zealand skies and it is time to give thanks to the land, sea and sky for the Maori New Year. Cities around the country celebrate for a month or more; the Wellington Festival runs from June 13 to July 12. Events include musical performances, Kapa Haka, theater, dance, astronomy, storytelling and lantern parades.
For more information visit matarikiwellington.org.