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Waiheke Library Matariki July School Holiday Programme

Kia ora everyone,

We’re getting ready at Waiheke Library for an awesome Matariki July school holiday programme, and we look forward to seeing you there! Our theme these holidays is:

Ngā Tamariki o Matariki

See below for details, all of these events have limited numbers so bookings are required, you can email [email protected] to book your places.

You can also view our event listings on our Facebook page @waihekelibrary.

Fun Slime and Rainbows!

Wednesday 13 July 2pm – 3:30pm

Explore the science & art of water with saline slime, chromatography & more! Limited numbers, bookings essential.

Crafty Kites and Capes!

Friday 15 July 2pm – 3:30pm

Get crafty & test the weather with traditional kite & rain cape designs. Limited numbers, bookings essential.


Circuit of Life

Tuesday 19 July 2pm – 3:30pm

Zoom from earth to sky & back again with seed planting & soaring birds. Limited numbers, bookings essential.

Star Craft

Thursday 21 July 2pm – 3:30pm

Create satisfying sensory balls & starshaped remembrance boxes, then wish upon a star. Limited numbers, bookings essential.

Throughout the holidays we will also have activities that you can do anytime – including a scavenger hunt, and activity packs which can be taken home or made in the library.


And finally, there’s also an online challenge set up in Beanstack – https://aucklandlibraries.beanstack.com/. Beanstack is a tool you can use to keep track of all the books you read as well as giving you the opportunity to participate in fun activities and go in a draw to win awesome prizes!

How does this challenge work?

– Log every day you read and earn Ngā Tamariki o Matariki badges. The more you read and log, the more badges you’ll earn!

– Complete activities in each of six sets to earn more Ngā Tamariki o Matariki badges. These badges are based on the family of Matariki. Some of the stars have been paired in badges to speak to the balance they form in nature:

  • Matariki
  • Tupuānuku – Tupuārangi
  • Waitī – Waitā
  • Waipunārangi – Ururangi
  • Pōhutukawa
  • Hiwa-i-te-rangi

So we’re getting ready at the library to explore the the many themes of Matariki these holidays with Ngā Tamariki o Matariki and we look forward to seeing you there!

Ngā mihi

Rhiannon Beolens


Rhiannon Beolens | RLIANZA | Senior Librarian Children and Youth

Waiheke Library | Connected Communities

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