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Wellington and the Wairarapa Cultural Festivals

In late May or early June, Māori New Year begins with the first new moon after the appearance of Matariki (Pleiades). To celebrate, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa hosts nine days of music, storytelling, and dance performances; events kick off with a ceremony at dawn.

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55 Cable St.
Wellington, Wellington  6011, New Zealand

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