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The Incubator Creative Hub & our team at Okorore Ngā Toi Māori are committed to bringing a diverse array of Toi Māori Arts events to the Tauranga Moana Community. 

Every year we work alongside the Matariki Tauranga Moana committee and together we contribute to a city-wide calendar of events.


2021 Matariki Event Programme


​Toi Whakāta Exhibitions, 11th June – 5th July

Te Iwa o Matariki - Michelle Estall.

The Incubator Gallery.

Ngā Whetū Katoa – Michelle Arnold.

The Incubator Gallery.

Ngā Whetū O Matariki – Nixon Mohi.

Okorore Taonga Gallery.​


Atua Māori – Louis Mikaere.

Okorore Taonga Gallery.​


Moemoeā – Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust

Julie Paama-Pengelly, Linda Munn, Chontelle Hohaia, Areena Smith, Israel Randell, Jera Mae, Arpége Taratoa.

The People's Gallery - Toi Ka Rere.

Matariki Market Day 27th June

Kaupapa Māori and Sustainable Product Stalls.

9am - 2pm, The Historic Village main street.

Spiritual Health Journey-"Te Ara Piki Wairua"

Passionate spiritual wellness practitioners will be a part of our Matariki celebrations this year: Matekite, Trauma healers, Rongoa, Mirimiri, body work, Bowen therapy, Readers, sports massage and more.
Free Entry, however, all practitioners will charge their own rates.

9am - 4pm, The Historic Village Hall.

Live Music throughout the day.

Kōrero Mai


Depicting decolonisation in Creative Spaces.

Panel includes:

  • Nigel Borell (Former Māori Arts Curator at Auckland Art Gallery)

  • Puawai Cairns (Director of Audience Insights at Te Papa)

  • Linda Munn (Full time artists and co-designer of the Tino Rangatira Flag)

  • Ria Hall (Musician)

5th July, 5:30pm start. The Historic Village Hall.

Mahi Toi - Workshops

Maramataka, how to save seeds, seed labelling with Rina Walker.

12th June, 11am - 1pm, The Jam Factory.

He Atua Contemporary Māori Graphic Art with Louis Mikaere.

12th June, 1pm - 3pm, The Artery.

Brush Lettering Whakataukī with Aroha Tamihana.

15th June, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, The Artery.

Muka Pito Ties with Lacey Bartlett.

19th June, 2pm - 4pm, The Artery.

Raw Form Hip Hop with Jay Tihema.

19th & 20th June, 11am - 12:30pm, The Jam Factory.

Kōauau with Whare Thompson.

26th June, 11am - 12pm and 1-2pm, The Village Firehouse.

Balms with Aotearoa Rongoa with Nettie Black.

3rd July, 1pm - 3pm, The Artery.

Matariki Cinematic Showcase

Celebrating Māori Film Makers over 4 Thursdays.

17th June, 24th June, 1st July, & 8th July.

The Historic Village Cinema.

Waiata Ngahau – Music

The Jam Factory .

Grant Haua - Matariki Celebration Show

12th June, 7pm start, ticketed event.

Toi Ohomai Music Students - Mid Year Concert

24th June, 7pm start, free event.

Matariki Rises Mini Festival 

2nd July, 5pm - 10pm

3rd July, 11am - 4pm

Ticketed event.


Five Mana Exhibitions

Plus a visit from the What Now team!

Proudly supported by:

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