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Matariki free entry day

Matariki free entry day

22 July 2022

Although the weather report promised there would be showers, free entry to the Southern Enclosure for locals on 25th June to celebrate Matariki, attracted 623 visitors.

The Manu Tioriori Visitor Centre at the end of Tari Road was humming with art and craft activities, hot soup and buns and a constant stream of people coming and going. Staff and volunteers were kept extra busy welcoming mums, dads, small children, big children, aunties, uncles, cousins, grandparents and many others.

What a great day it turned out to be with lots of visitors commenting that it was the first time they had come to find out what the project was all about. We hope they are to return and enjoy the maunga again soon.

Photo credit: Rickie-Lee Scanlon