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Matariki Celebration Dinner at Orakei Marae

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Matariki Celebration Dinner at Orakei Marae
12 May, 2007
For immediate release
Matariki is a time for New Zealand to celebrate new beginnings .  On July 21st, for the first time, New Zealanders of all races are invited to the exquisite Orakei Marae for a unique and authentic Marae experience.   The evening will comprise of a formal meal with entertainment.  This is the only event of its kind to be held in this setting, a setting that is both beautiful and of huge historical importance to Kiwis. 

The aim of this unique celebration is to amalgamate all cultures of Aotearoa / New Zealand, challenging common "touristic" misconceptions of Marae experiences and food.  In keeping with Marae protocol this will be an alcohol and smoke free event.

Entertainment will be provided by such outstanding talents as Betty Anne and Ryan Monga (Ardijah), Ngatapa Black and Te Puru o Tamaki and  Selwyn College Kapa Haka groups.

Tickets for the evening are $40 and are only available by contacting Donna Tamaariki(details below).

WHAT: Matariki Celebration Dinner with Entertainment
WHEN: July 21, 5:30pm
WHERE: Orakei Marae, Kupe Street, Orakei
PRICE   $40

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