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Press Release – Te Karanga a Hape
Te Karanga a Hape is calling you to Tamaki Makaau’s famous Karangahape Road to celebrate the Maori New Year with a progressive street party on Thursday 23 June (the evening before the first public holiday in Matariki) from 17:00 until late. …
Te Karanga a Hape calls you to Tamaki Makaurau’s famous Karangahape Road to celebrate the Maori New Year with a progressive street party on Thursday 23 June (the evening before the first public holiday in Matariki) from 17:00 until late.
With the support of Auckland Unlimited, the Karangahape Road Business Association and a team of local event planners have worked with the unique and wonderful businesses of Karangahape Road to create a super diverse program of live puoro (music), mahinga toi (art), kakahu toi (fashion ), kai (eating and drinking) and other sensual pleasures.
“Te Karanga a Hape is a call to celebrate Matariki with us here,” says Jamey Holloway, Manager of the Karangahape Road Business Association. “The road will offer something for everyone and we very much look forward to welcoming you.”
This year’s event theme is Kāhui Wāhine, or Sisterhood, which celebrates the mana of Wahine and honors Matariki and the stars in the cluster as they begin their annual journey through the skies.
Karangahape Road Business Association chairperson Muy Chhour describes the women in her business district as “resilient, diverse, creative and passionate. Not only do they care about the success of their business, they also care about the people who come to visit and live in our community.”
From 5 p.m. on the evening of Thursday 23 June Te Karanga a Hape will rock you in a loving embrace with live music on multiple outdoor and indoor stages – including Katayanagi Twins, Sid Diamond and Sunshine Soundsystem on the Pocket Park stage; Sandy Mill, Majic Paora and REI at Neck of the Woods; Submariner at St Kevins Arcade, Aneeka Moheed at The Keep, a special Fromoutside Records showcase at Samoa House, and the wonderful Auckland Street Choir.
These eclectic performances will take place between Tamaki Makaau’s hottest restaurants and bars and a curated collection of distinctive K’ Road experiences, such as: B. the AMTK Art Hīkoi, fashion and art exhibitions, projections and window installations, the Samoan Market and the New Zealand Fashion Museum guided walking tours, bike tours and our much admired drag queens take over the rainbow crossings of the street!
“Matariki on Karangahape Road is uniquely different as it is accepted by everyone,” says Event Director Anya Vitali. “With over 50 events across the street, we invite everyone to bring their whanau and friends to eat, dance and soak up all the creative happenings. Te Karanga a Hape is the community that comes together to present themselves in celebration of Matariki.”
Please respect applicable Covid rules at venues and premises on Karangahape Road. The Karangahape Road Business Association encourages the use of face masks Te Karanga a Hape. If you are unwell, please respect others and stay home.
For the full program of events, artists and activities go to:
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