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Victory Matariki Celebration

Thursday 23rd June 2022

Our Matariki celebration returns! School and community performances, hot soup, 'Hāngi style' kai, a Lantern Hīkoi along the Railway Reserve, Matariki light art projections, Fire Poi, African drumming and more! fb event here:

Please bring your lantern or torch & wrap up warm. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We ask that people stay at home if they are feeling unwell.

Approx timeline:
3:00pm - Free soup for tamariki and whānau
3:45pm-4:30pm VPS School Performances
4:30pm-5:15pm Community Performances.
5:15pm-6:15pm 'Hāngi style' kai to be served. ** Entertainment from the Fire Poi & African Drumming. Ngā Whetū o Matariki Lighting Displays.
6.20pm- Lantern Hīkoi

** Please note - It is not a traditional Hāngi this year due to challenges we faced with illness, resources and the weather! The 'Hāngi style' kai will be $5 per serving. There will be a vegetarian option. It will be delicious! Tickets will be available to purchase on the day by cash or eftpos.

The VCC carpark will be closed to traffic from 1:30pm - 8pm.

Thanks to the amazing people and organisations helping to make this year's event happen.

Family Friendly Free Alcohol Free


June 23


3pm - 7pm


Nelson & suburbs


Victory Community Centre
1 Totara Street, Nelson South, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Event is free but the Kai is $5 per serving - Tickets will be available to purchase on the day by cash or eftpos.

Tickets from Victory Community Centre


Ph. 03 546 8389

Additional Info

Official Website


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