Big plans for Matariki

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Matariki stars are shin­ing brightly across Porirua as the fes­ti­val lights up.

One of the events planned is a Matariki ex­hi­bi­tion at Michael Ben­ning­ton’s Emerg­ing Light Gallery.

Art stu­dents from Whi­tireia mounted Te Whanau Marama, The Fam­ily of Light ex­hi­bi­tion last week.

Pukerua Bay, St Theresa’s and Plim­mer­ton schools will also be mount­ing dis­plays at the gallery this week.

The art work will be auc­tioned to raise funds for the Ruby Red Trust, sup­port­ing a lo­cal stu­dent suf­fer­ing from Lyme dis­ease.

About 2500 Porirua school­child­ren will be ac­tively in­volved in Matariki ac­tiv­i­ties this year.

On June 28, Te Rau­paraha Arena will host the fi­nal 2014 Matariki event, the Kapo Kapo Matariki Craft Mar­ket. Ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude Matariki-themed kite and lan­tern mak­ing and per­for­mances by school­child­ren.

To top it off, Po Whakaatu, the Art of The Night free bus tour will run on July 3, 5pm till 10pm, to take people to events and lo­cal ex­hi­bi­tions.

The bus will then con­tinue to the Dowse Art Mu­seum, Te Papa and the City Gallery in Welling­ton. All Matariki events are free.

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