Parihaka Puanga Kai Rau Festival 2019

Friday, June 07, 2019 12:00 AM - Sunday, June 09, 2019 12:00 AM

7, 8 & 9 June 2019

Parihaka Papakāinga

249 Mid Parihaka Road, Parihaka

Puanga (or Rigel in English) is a star constellation that marks the Māori New Year for Taranaki tribes and it’s a special time of year to give thanks to our tupuna (ancestors) and to prepare the soil for planting for the coming year.

All are welcome to gather at Parihaka Pa to celebrate and learn. Enjoy music, gardening, kai, workshops, art installations, weaving and other activities throughout the festival. The event is drug and alcohol free and visitors are welcome to stay on the marae.

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