Karanga o te Tau Hou

Hamilton Gardens

Join Te Ohu Whakaita Charitable Trust (TWO) and Friends of Hamilton Gardens at a dawn ceremony in Te Parapara garden to welcome in the Maaori New Year: Matariki followed by a light breakfast and guest speakers in the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion. The significance of Matariki is to celebrate the Maaori New Year, which is heralded […]

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Manu Tukutuku Kite Day

Hamilton Gardens

This free fun event encourages families (whānau) to share lessons in kite making and flying Manu tukutuku including Peter Lyn paper kites. Free Face painting, sausage sizzles and soup available. […]

Manu Tukutuku Kite Day

Hamilton Gardens

Historically Maaori used Kites as a communication tool. Symbolically, Kites reaching up to the stars spiritually connecting heaven and earth. The Friends host a FREE Kite Day for children to encourage families and the community to connect. We have held this community event under the Matariki Ki Waikato Winter Festival korowai since 2017. Every year […]