8 Jun 2019

Ataahua Papa - Ko Matariki te kairuuri o Te Mangooroa

From Saturday Morning, 10:45 am on 8 June 2019
Ataahua Papa

Ataahua Papa Photo: supplied / Auckland Council

Ataahua Papa (Waikato, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Koroki Kahukura) is Festival Director of this year's Matariki Festival in Auckland city, which is being celebrated between June 22nd to July 14th with a raft of performances, talks, community events and visual and digital art exhibitions.

For the past three years the Festival has been hosted by Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland Council) in partnership with local mana whenua; this year Waikato-Tainui is the iwi manaaki (host iwi), and the festival has as its themes navigation, wayfinding and exploration.

Ataahua Papa holds a Bachelor degree in Performing Arts, is a graduate of a traditional Māori weaponry school, and was based in North America for many years, performing with the Kahurangi Performing Arts company. 


Matariki Photo: Supplied / Auckland Council