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13.07.23 Celebrate Matariki with WOMANZ and Whina! Private screening of award-winning NZ movie.

Join WOMANZ to celebrate Matariki Maori New Year with a special private screening of Whina, the award-winning New Zealand movie.

Whina follows the life of trailblazing Maori leader Dame Whina Cooper, who spent her life breaking boundaries, speaking for the rights of Maori, and fighting for the land. Check out the trailer above to learn more about this powerful movie.

About Matariki

Matariki is a small cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades, in the Taurus constellation. In New Zealand, it comes into view low on the north-eastern horizon, in the tail of the Milky Way, just before dawn in midwinter. This heralds the Māori New Year and the changing of the seasons.

Matariki is an abbreviation of ‘Ngā Mata o te Ariki Tāwhirimātea (‘The eyes of the god Tāwhirimātea’) and refers to a large cluster of stars, known in European tradition as the Pleiades. According to Māori tradition, the god of the wind, Tāwhirimātea, was so angry when his siblings separated their parents, Ranginui the sky father and Papatūānuku the earth mother, that he tore out his eyes and threw them into the heavens.

Want to know more about Matariki? Check this out:

Celebrate With Fellow Kiwis and Friends

This is a social event not to be missed. Bring a plus one, or come on your own and mix and mingle with WOMANZ members and friends. Seats are limited and this is sure to be a sell out so book your tickets now.


Date: 13 July, 2023

Time: 5:30pm for 6:30pm showing

Venue: Kino Cinema, 45 Collins St, Melbourne

Ticket: $30 per person

Includes ticket, Matariki welcome, one drink from the bar, networking

Drinks and nibbles also available for your enjoyment

The WOMANZ team looks forward to seeing you there!

Thank you to our WOMANZ Sponsors.




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