Shoot for the Stars!

Matariki Glow Show will have kids on the edge of their seats! Watch as the magic unfolds with more than 40 glow in the dark puppets, including a 5 metre long Taniwha, telling a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year

A giant scale puppet show for 2+ year olds with magical glow-in-the-dark characters from Maori myth and legend.  This innovative, cutting edge new concept features more than 40 glow-in-the-dark puppets under ultraviolet light in a black box theatre environment.  The show tells a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for Te Tau Hou (Maori New Year) and the journey of the smallest star, Waipuna-a-Rangi.

Rich in Te Reo Māori, it’s an upbeat show that has the audience buzzing from the onset.This masterful 40-minute show is underpinned by catchy music that engages the audience immediately, followed by a Q and A session afterwards for our tamariki. There’s an abundance of educational content to take back to the classroom.

Seats are limited so get in quick!

NEW SHOW DATES ADDED!!!

Shows now on: 1st-2nd – SOLD OUT! July Holidays – 15th – 21st July – BOOK  NOW! 
Find your desired date in the calendar below to book!

SHOW DETAILS

Run Time: 40 mins
Best Suited to 2+ years
Big Kids are Welcome too!

SHOW DATES

1st & 2nd July – SOLD OUT 

JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – 15th – 21st July – BOOK NOW! 

Creative Director/Puppet Maker

Sarah Burren

Director/Writer/Composer

Midge Perez

Co-Director

Chantelle Brader

Technical Director

Kodez Kauri

PRODUCED BY

Little Green Man Productions & Fuzzy Duckling Media

REVIEWS

“Only 30 seconds gone and all of us are captivated, spellbound and lapping it up.”

— ALAN SCOTT (2018 THEATREVIEW)

 

“Teachers teach. But good teachers lead us into the inner, wilder places of the mind. Give our kids the Maui spark that will lift them and, once in flight, let them soar. Matariki does that by giving our tamariki a fresh beginning by tracking to where they’ve come from – by remembering their ancestors.

I am delighted to support this programme which allows us to celebrate our own corner of Earth here in Aotearoa New Zealand with our own iconic narratives, heroes and deities.”

— DR HAARE WILLIAMS MNZM QCM JP

BOOKINGS

Hover over a time below to start your booking.

MONDAY
15 July 2019
TUESDAY
16 July 2019
WEDNESDAY
17 July 2019
THURSDAY
18 July 2019
FRIDAY
19 July 2019
SATURDAY
20 July 2019
SUNDAY
21 July 2019

No Show

No Show

No Show

No Show

Matariki Glow Show

10:00am
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Matariki Glow Show

19 July 201910:00am

Matariki Glow Show will have kids on the edge of their seats! Watch as the magic unfolds with more than 40 glow in the dark puppets, including a 5 metre long Taniwha, telling a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year. For School Holiday Programme bookings email whoa@whoastudios.co.nz Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A Best Suited to 2+years old Limited seating available, some seating for children will be on mats.

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Matariki Glow Show

12:00pm
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Matariki Glow Show

19 July 201912:00pm

Matariki Glow Show will have kids on the edge of their seats! Watch as the magic unfolds with more than 40 glow in the dark puppets, including a 5 metre long Taniwha, telling a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year. For School Holiday Programme bookings email whoa@whoastudios.co.nz Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A Best Suited to 2+years old Limited seating available, some seating for children will be on mats.

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What's Your Problem? with Joseph Herscher

1:00pm
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Joseph Herscher Workshop
What's Your Problem? with Joseph Herscher

19 July 20191:00pm

Meet Joseph and get a sneaky peek at the soon to be released 'What's Your Problem?' series! What's Your Problem? is a new series coming to HEIHEI in which Joseph Herscher and his team solve Kiwi kids’ really annoying problems by making hilarious contraptions out of everyday household objects. Join Joseph in the Treehouse theatre to view an episode AND check out a few of the crazy machines created for the series! This 30 minute interactive session will get kids minds whirling! 15th, 17th & 19th July at 1pm  Book now - It's FREE with a park pass! (park passes can be purchased from the Doodle Toy Store or as part of our famous Eat & Play combo on the day). What's Your Problem? airs on HEIHEI on 5th July!

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The Mad Hatter's Funk

2:00pm
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The Mad Hatter's Funk

19 July 20192:00pm

You're Invited! If you believe bananas can fly, maybe then you'll give anything a try. Shriek or sing at the top of your lungs and shuffle your feet to the beat of the drums. Not a foot you’ll put wrong, if you tipp-ity-tap to this song. Cos, this party’s quite special! A who’s-it-what’s-it shindiggle! Grab hold of your Nan, Mum, Dad or Pop Cartwheel your way to the magical spot Fly like a banana! Swim like a cat! Come along my friend! Just remember your hat! A colourful celebration of how friendship and fun can help you find your fun-k! Best suited to families and children 3 years and over. Featuring music from international and NZ artists

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Joseph Herscher - Jiwi's Machines - Workshop

2:00pm
Joseph Herscher Workshop
Joseph Herscher - Jiwi's Machines - Workshop

19 July 20192:00pm

Overview:  Build a giant chain-reaction machine with YouTube star Joseph Herscher (from YouTube channel Joseph's Machines). Teams will use everyday objects in unexpected ways,  transporting a ball from one side of the room to the other in a huge interconnected contraption. WORKSHOP DETAILS Age Group:  Children must be 8yrs+ Dates:  15, 17, 19th July 2019 Time: 2pm Duration: 2hrs Cost: $30/child Maximum of 30 Children So book now!

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Matariki Glow Show

11:00am
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Matariki Glow Show

20 July 201911:00am

Matariki Glow Show will have kids on the edge of their seats! Watch as the magic unfolds with more than 40 glow in the dark puppets, including a 5 metre long Taniwha, telling a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year. For School Holiday Programme bookings email whoa@whoastudios.co.nz Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A Best Suited to 2+years old Limited seating available, some seating for children will be on mats.

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Matariki Glow Show

1:30pm
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Matariki Glow Show

20 July 20191:30pm

Matariki Glow Show will have kids on the edge of their seats! Watch as the magic unfolds with more than 40 glow in the dark puppets, including a 5 metre long Taniwha, telling a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year. For School Holiday Programme bookings email whoa@whoastudios.co.nz Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A Best Suited to 2+years old Limited seating available, some seating for children will be on mats.

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Matariki Glow Show

11:00am
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Matariki Glow Show

21 July 201911:00am

Matariki Glow Show will have kids on the edge of their seats! Watch as the magic unfolds with more than 40 glow in the dark puppets, including a 5 metre long Taniwha, telling a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year. For School Holiday Programme bookings email whoa@whoastudios.co.nz Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A Best Suited to 2+years old Limited seating available, some seating for children will be on mats.

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The Mad Hatter's Funk

12:30pm
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The Mad Hatter's Funk

21 July 201912:30pm

You're Invited! If you believe bananas can fly, maybe then you'll give anything a try. Shriek or sing at the top of your lungs and shuffle your feet to the beat of the drums. Not a foot you’ll put wrong, if you tipp-ity-tap to this song. Cos, this party’s quite special! A who’s-it-what’s-it shindiggle! Grab hold of your Nan, Mum, Dad or Pop Cartwheel your way to the magical spot Fly like a banana! Swim like a cat! Come along my friend! Just remember your hat! A colourful celebration of how friendship and fun can help you find your fun-k! Best suited to families and children 3 years and over. Featuring music from international and NZ artists

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Matariki Glow Show

1:30pm
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Matariki Glow Show

21 July 20191:30pm

Matariki Glow Show will have kids on the edge of their seats! Watch as the magic unfolds with more than 40 glow in the dark puppets, including a 5 metre long Taniwha, telling a delightful story of the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year. For School Holiday Programme bookings email whoa@whoastudios.co.nz Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A Best Suited to 2+years old Limited seating available, some seating for children will be on mats.

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MAD HATTER'S FUNK TICKET PRICES

Family Packages ONLINE ONLY Pricing

Family of 3: $70.00
Admits 1 Adult and 2 Children 

Family of 4: $89.00
Admits 1-2 Adults, and 2-3 Children 

Family of 5: $110.00 -
Admits 1-2 Adults and 3-4 Children 

SENIORS Show Only – from $17.50**

SHOW & Park- Online from $25*

Park Access Only (No Show) – $10 per child 

*Show access for Children 3 and under is free when sitting on guardians lap and not occupying a seat
*Includes FREE park access to child ticket holders on the same day
**Only valid for Gold Card Holders

Glow Show TICKET PRICEs

Tickets
1st & 2nd July Show and Park $10.50
15th-21st July from 15.50-19.50
Note: A $4.00 Booking Fee applies to all paypal orders.

Showing Now - Live on Stage!

You're Invited!
Grab hold of your Nan, Mum, Dad or Pop! Cartwheel your way to the magical spot!
Fly like a banana! Swim like a cat! Come along my friend!
Just remember your hat!

A colourful celebration of how friendship and fun can help you find your fun-k! Best suited to families and children 3 years and over. Featuring music from international and NZ artists 

"Everytime we’ve been it’s been amazing, today was the first time for the show experience as we wonderfully won tickets and it didn’t disappoint, we also enjoyed a very yummy affordable lunch, kids played in the played ground for hours and very much enjoyed the delicious selection of ice creams." - Helen

 

"We had an awesome day here today. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. The food was great and the activities for the kids was good fun for all ages. Very well done 10 / 10"  - Shelly