Lighting the Museum for Matariki
Saturday 20 June - Sunday 12 July
Matariki season is a time to be with family and friends, reflect on the past, remember those who are not with us and prepare for the year ahead. As one of Auckland's heritage buildings, we will be participating in honouring Matariki by lighting our building in orange representing the rising of the sun in the morning. Before settling into this colour, the building will shimmer with blue and white, representing the stars of the Matariki cluster.
‘Kua haehae ngā hihi o Matariki’
The rays of Matariki are spread
This comment is spoken when Matariki is seen bright in the night sky, and the rays of its various stars carry messages for the people.