Past Events

14 April 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Gallery, Aratoi

Kingi Smiler and Kim Workman, two key players in the more recent history of Pouakani development discuss the transformation of the land into a highly productive Maori enterprise.

9 April 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Aratoi

A charity art auction in which 100% of sales will go to the Red Cross’s Christchurch Earthquake appeal. Aratoi is inviting artists in the North Island to donate works up until 2 April.

3 April 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Gallery, Aratoi

Artists Dame Robin White and Israel Birch talk about the influences of colonisation on their art.

24 March 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Gallery, Aratoi

17 March 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Gallery

The Whakaki Wetlands Restoration and Enhancement Project

The Whakaki Lake Trustees have been working to restore the natural hydrology and ecology of the Whakaki Lagoon and its coastal wetla

7 March 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Gallery

VELVET the longfin eel has migrated to Wairarapa and Aratoi is participating in the “Traveling Tuna Tapestry.” Learn about this unique NZ animal of mystery and its place in freshwater ecology, and

23 February 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Gallery, Aratoi

Historian Bruce Stirling will speak about what led Maori to alienate Wairarapa Moana to the Crown in 1896 Bruce Stirling is a Wellington historian who, since the 1990s, has been extensively

17 February 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Gallery, Aratoi

This is the first of a two part panel discussion on the current state of the lake’s flora and fauna.

6 February 2011 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Local artists from Ngāti Hinewaka (Palliser Bay) will be demonstrating the use of traditional stone adzes at Aratoi on Sunday 6 February (Waitangi Day), in the first of a series of free public events being rolled out to accompany the major social history exhibition Wairarapa Moana.

“People will see the artists working on stone and wood, with adzes that have been handmade in the traditional way,” says the exhibition’s curator Maori, Haami Te Whaiti, who has devised the series of around 20 free events.