Karakia Matariki | Parakuihi at St Alice - Viaduct Harbour

Karakia Matariki | Parakuihi at St Alice

Viaduct Harbour along with iwi partners Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei invite you to celebrate Matariki at the Tāmaki Makaurau waterfront, as part of Matariki Taimoana,

KARAKIA MATARIKI – Friday 2 July, from 6am, Market Square
We invite you to welcome in the new year at a dawn ceremony on the morning of Friday 2nd July. Karakia and waiata lead by Matariki host iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will celebrate this special time of year and remember those who have gone before us.
Plus, be amongst the first to experience the new installation Ngā Mata o te Ariki.

Free coffee avaialble from 6:00am
The ceremony will begin at 7am
Meet in Market Square, Viaduct Harbour
The dawn ceremony is free to attend.

PARAKUIHI AT ST ALICE – 2 July, 7:45am
Following the Karakia Matariki, we invite you to join us for parakuihi (breakfast) at St Alice.

To eat:
Executive chef Maia Atvars (Ngāi Te Rangi) has prepared a special menu in reference to the Matariki star cluster. Think kumara sourdough bread, Mānuka smoked salmon pate, scrambled eggs with kawakawa, horopito and wild NZ pork sausage, kawhai and riwai hash with hangi-steamed pudding with burnt caramel to finish.

To drink:
By the bottle: Wai Mānuka Honey sparkling water 330ml
Matariki curated mocktails featuring Wai Mānuka Honey:
Hibiscus & Kiwi Bliss – housemade hibiscus & ginger syrup, housemade kiwifruit & thyme puree, Mānuka honey, lemon juice & finished w/ Wai Mānuka
Lavender & Citrus – housemade lavender syrup, Mānuka honey, lemon juice & finished w/ Wai Mānuka.

A Kaputī station will be available serving up house-made chai tea along with gumboot, kawakawa vitality, kūmarahou calm, ngahere sencha.

Limited tables available $20 each, payable on the day. Bookings essential.


Part of Matariki Taimoana for the full programme of over 20 events visit heartofthecity.co.nz/Matariki-taimoana