The InMotion Matariki Parade

InMotion Matariki is a big colourful parade in celebration of Matariki: the Māori New Year. Each winter participants decorate their bicycles and wheelchairs, and enjoy pockets of performance as they roll through Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.

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’s Matariki Festival, and Elemental AKL, Auckland’s new winter festival.

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.

Touch Compass is encouraging of input from New Zealand’s business community too. 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 next InMotion Matariki event is scheduled for Saturday 6th July 2019 from 5:30pm. The parade starts from Silo Park, before setting off on a magical journey through the Wynyard Quarter.

Prior to joining us on the parade, though, learn all about Matariki with our InMotion Matariki Education Resource.


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