Impressive Matariki Festival line-up to light up your winter

The star of Auckland’s winter season, the Matariki Festival, returns with an exciting line-up of more than 100 events region-wide from 30 June to 22 July.

“Matariki is the time we recognise the culture and traditions of this country’s tangata whenua, and this year we are proud to host the festival with Te Kawerau a Maki.” – Mayor Phil Goff

Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge - during July - starting Sunday 1, Friday 6, Saturday 7, Friday 13, Saturday 14, Friday 20, Saturday 21, From 6pm-midnight every hour on the hour. Vector Lights is part of a smart energy partnership between Vector and Auckland Council in collaboration with the NZ Transport Agency, the guiding light toward a smart energy future. For more information, and to listen to the sound track, visit