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Highlights from the inaugural three-day Matariki festival
Northland Age

Highlights from the inaugural three-day Matariki festival

The inaugural Matariki ki Ahipara festival was held on June 24-26, hosting a range of activities including a special Hīkoi Hītori to the summit of Whangatauatia maunga (mountain) with Matua John Paitai, as well as an art exhibition featuring local artists at the Ahipara Golf Club, a mid-winter ocean swim, traditional Māori games at Roma Marae, sand art at Ahipara Beach, outdoor entertainment and native tree planting at Kororā St Park and more.

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Fine. Light winds for most of the day, northerlies this evening.

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Becoming cloudy. Rain from around midday, possibly heavy in the evening. Northerlies, strong at times, dying out in the evening.

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Cloudy periods. Southerlies developing early morning, dying out by evening.

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