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Matariki

Stars for Matariki

Stars for Matariki

Matariki – Māori New Year – is celebrated when the constellation of Pleiades (the Seven Sisters) rises above the horizon about June each Year. More and more embraced as an occasion with a genuine New Zealand identity. I happened across a cluster of more than seven stars, looking down instead of up as I walked across the Auckland Domain yesterday.…

POP Plinths

Three Tongan Creatives

Three Tongan Creatives

I was near the top of Ponsonby Road yesterday, when I spotted the plinths and performers (as well as some Council staffers as well as Ali Ikram from TV3’s “Campbell Live”). Auckland Council and Waitemata Local Board are keeping the population amused (some more and some less so) with a bit of POP Foolery.…

Night Music

First Thursdays, K-Road

First Thursdays, K-Road

Last night in Karangahape Road, on the occasion of “First Thursdays“.

A community conscious arts event that acts as a platform for emerging and established artists and artisans to showcase their practice. We are driven by the motivation to provide a unique opportunity for creatives in partnership with our business community to share and engage with one another.

Puppetry

Puppet and Apprentice

Puppet and Apprentice

Performance at last Sunday’s “Open Streets” event in Quay Street.

The Puppeteer

The Puppeteer

Harvest at Soljans

At Soljans Estate Winery

At Soljans Estate Winery

Soljans Estate Winery and Cafe in Kumeu celebrated Easter in the tradition of Croatian harvest festivals. Here a few images of the Dalmatian Kola Dancers.

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Tony Soljan

Tony Soljan

At the Festival

Auckland International Cultural Festival

Auckland International Cultural Festival

There was something for everyone at last Sunday’s Auckland International Cultural Festival.…

Mhara Marimba

Mhara Marimba

Mhara Marimba

Mhara Marimba are an Auckland group playing and dancing African Rhythms. Energy and joy, here at the International Cultural Festival in Mount Roskill. Sample them online!

Another day — another festival. So it seems. Apart from the Titirangi Festival and Titirangi Market, there was a big International Cultural Festival at Mount Roskill War Memorial Park.…

Young Talent

Avondale College Musicians

Avondale College Musicians

Avondale College musicians at yesterday’s Titirangi Festival Village Day on the “Local Soundz Stage”.

Avondale College Musicians

Avondale College Musicians

Avondale College Musicians

Avondale College Musicians

Fale Ula (Niki Hastings-McFall)

Fale Ula (Niki Hastings-McFall)

Fale Ula (Niki Hastings-McFall)

Aotea Square is a hub of festival activities. “Responding directly to the site of Aotea Square, Niki Hastings-McFall has “polynised” the green space of Aotea Square into a vibrant, living artwork – a site of contemplation, relaxation, gathering and sharing in the form of an open-air fale (Samoan House).”…

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