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Updated 19 March 2019 5:00pm

The maramataka is the Māori lunar calendar, which marks the phases of the moon and guides us with information about fishing, gardening, and other activities suited to the day. On this page, you can find fun and interesting Māori events around the Greater Wellington Region and where they fall on the lunar calendar. 

Poutū-te-rangi 2019

Māoriland Film Festival

When Rāapa 20 March – Rātapu 24 March
Ōturu, the 15th day of the lunar cycle
  • Civic Theatre on Main St, Ōtaki
  • Nga Purapura at 145 Tasman Rd, Ōtaki
  • Te Ara Tawhaki at 144 Tasman Rd, Ōtaki
  • Rangiātea Church on Te Rauparaha St, Ōtaki
  • Māoriland Hub at 68 Main St, Ōtaki
  • Raukawa Marae on Main St, Ōtaki
Cost from $5 per ticket
Ōturu, the 15th day of the lunar cycle

Māoriland Film Festival, Aotearoa’s International Film Festival, is kicking off on 20 March! Head to Ōtaki for five days of works from Indigenous filmmakers from around the world celebrating Indigenous creativity and storytelling in film, plus workshops, art exhibitions, and special events. 

Find out more on the Māoriland Film Festival website.