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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"

Matekite, Trauma healers, Rongoa, Mirimiri, body work, Bowen therapy, Readers, sports massage and more.

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.


Please note: the free workshops are limited in space so please only register for one workshop per person - share the aroha!

All workshops must be pre-registered for and will be open for registration one to two weeks before they occur.

Click the poster below for more information or to book

 Happening during the Matariki Market... 

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 much more!

When: 27th June
Time: 9am to 4pm
Where: Historic Village
Free Entry, however, all practitioners will charge their own rates.


Kelly from Keltic Massage

Based here in Tauranga Moana, Kelly will be available for sports massage and boy does she give a mean massage! Wahine ma, drop your tane off to Kelly for a massage, while you go and have a shop at our fantastic stalls outside!

15min/20min/30min sessions will be available.

Kelly pictured below with a NZ Sevens player after his massage.



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