The world’s first taonga pūoro concerto will be performed in Dunedin on Saturday as part of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s celebration of Matariki.
Rain did not deter hundreds from gathering to celebrate Matariki at Roys Park at the weekend.
In what Otakou Runanga upoko (head) Edward Ellison says was a "thrilling moment", New Zealand finally "crossed a threshold" during Matariki and was "at one" with itself.
Maori chefs Karena and Kasey Bird visited Dunedin to cook up a storm in preparation for Matariki. Rebecca Fox spoke to the sisters before their day in the kitchen.