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Matariki (library/Hub)

Eastbourne Library 38 Rimu Street, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars, that rises in midwinter and for many Māori, heralds the start of the new year. The return of the cluster is commemorated by Te Rā Aro ki Matariki 2024, which happens on Friday, June 28, this year. Early in the morning, just before dawn, is the optimum time to view the Matariki cluster. Matariki 2024 - Mānawatia a Matariki Community Library / Hub (note these events are all on the 27 June, 28th is a holiday) Muritai School Kapa Haka Performance. Join us for a special performance by Muritai School Kapa Haka. 27th of June

Matariki Performance, Crafts and Kai

St Alban's Church 11 Ngaio Street, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Join us for a special Matariki performance, crafts and kai! Come and enjoy wonderful performers from Speak Again, create your own crafts and taste some delicious kai. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to celebrate Matariki with us!



Anzac Day is usually commemorated by the Eastbourne Community at the war memorial adjacent to Muritai School, followed by refreshments at the Eastbourne Sports and Services Club. Anzac Day is observed on 25 April. It commemorates New Zealanders killed in war and honours returned and serving servicemen and women. Anzac Day dates 1916 – Anzac Day gazetted as a half-day holiday 1921 – Anzac Day becomes a full public holiday 1939 – Dawn ceremony widely included in New Zealand Anzac Day commemorations for the first time 1949 – Legislation passed preventing Anzac Day from being 'Mondayised' 1966 – Current Anzac Day Act liberalises activities allowed

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