The InMotion Matariki Parade

InMotion Matariki is a magical illuminated parade that celebrates Matariki: the Māori New Year. Each winter participants decorate their bicycles and wheelchairs, and enjoy pockets of performance as they roll along Auckland’s waterfront.

The parade is created and presented by Touch Compass, New Zealand’s leading inclusive professional performing arts organisation combining artists with and without a disability.

InMotion Matariki appeals to a diverse audience, which includes: children, families, creative types, the cycling community, and the disability community.

InMotion Matariki is proudly presented as part of Auckland Council’s annual Matariki Festival with support from Panuku Development Auckland, Auckland Live and Auckland Transport.

Touch Compass is encouraging of input from New Zealand’s business community too. For example, in 2018, we were delighted to kick-off the parade with the Vector Lights for Matariki show on the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

InMotion Matariki is unique, creating a hub where performance art can be used to showcase innovation and technology, and a platform from which to explore social issues like diversity and disability.

The InMotion Matariki illuminated all-wheels parade is one of few large scale public events available to Aucklanders, and visitors to the region, in the depths of winter.

Currently our InMotion Matariki School Kit and our InMotion Matariki School Workshops are the principal means of promoting the InMotion Matariki parade. In 2019 we envisage a media and PR programme as part of the support package.

The next InMotion Matariki event is scheduled for June 2019.


Touch Compass are keen to engage with the business community, and to explore opportunities for collaboration for InMotion Matariki 2019.

To learn more, please contact us today.