Matariki - Story Blankets & Whānau Fun Day
This event is brought to you by Christchurch City Libraries (Ngā Kete Wananga-o-Ōtautahi).
From Monday 25 June, you can visit Rehua Marae to enjoy a display of story blankets that tell of legendary Māori exploits and reflect on Māori traditions and values. The blankets will depict stories told by prominent New Zealand writers, including Witi Ihimaera's The Whale Rider, Gavin Bishop's Taming the Sun, Patricia Grace's The Kuia and the Spider, Melanie Drewery's Stories from Our Night Sky, Ben Brown's Fifty-five Feathers and Robyn Kahukiwa's The Forgotten Taniwha.
This is capped off by the Rehua Marae Whānau Fun Day on Saturday 30 June. There will be lots of great activities, bookable work shops and more happening during the day. In addition to the great activities and bookable workshops story blanket author Ben Brown will arrive at the marae between 1pm-3pm to read his story.
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