Festival of Lights

meets Matariki in New Plymouth

The lights were out for four-year-old Kiara Joines last night as she got an early look at the first ever TSB Festival of Lights Winter Pop-Up in New Plymouth.

The event, which opens tonight, runs until Sunday and coincides with Matariki, the Māori new year. Taranaki iwi observe this time of year as Puanga.

The free mini-festival, put in by New Plymouth District Council, is set around the Huatoki Plaza and Coastal Walkway, with live performances, kai and whānau-friendly entertainment over the four evenings.

The event has been put on following the cancellation of the summer TSB Festival of Lights in Pukekura Park due to Covid.

Link to article: Festival of Lights meets Matariki in New Plymouth | Stuff.co.nz


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