In celebration of Matariki, Tauranga City Libraries and the New Zealand Kite Flyers association present the annual Matariki Kite Day.
Connecting heaven and earth, kites were traditionally flown at Matariki to send karakia to those that had passed and to send wishes for the future to the heavens. So wrap up, bring your whānau, a hot chocolate and a kite of your own down to the beach side of Fergusson Park to join in on the winter festivities. There will also be food stalls and a children’s activity space. If flying your own kite, please ensure to keep it out of the association fly space.