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Mana Moana: Ōtepoti

27 May -5:30 pm - 26 June -8:30 pm

Come together to celebrate the inaugural Matariki holiday in Ōtepoti Dunedin through a spectacular, immersive show on the Otago Harbour waterfront.

Over three nights, water and light will combine in a breath-taking and poignant cinematic experience for the whole family, created by Māori and Pāsifikā artists.

Based on a concept by co-curators Rachael Rakena and Michael Bridgman and produced by Wellington-based production studio Storybox, Mana Moana: Ōtepoti will reflect the connections of Ōtepoti Dunedin to the wider Moananui-a-Kiwa (Pacific Ocean) through a series of uplifting stories, that also share the indigenous approach to caring for our environment and water.

The show will run on a reoccurring 30-minute loop, between 5:30pm-8:30pm over the three nights, allowing multiple opportunities for people to enjoy the spectacle.

To complement the festivities a food night market is planned, alongside hospitality offerings from established eateries in the area.

Nau mai, tauti mai – join us in upholding the mana of our waterways and sharing our hopes for the future.


27 May -5:30 pm
26 June -8:30 pm
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Dunedin City Council
64 3-477 4000
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Steamer Basin
Wharf Street
Ōtepoti Dunedin, Dunedin New Zealand
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