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Powering Tīrama Mai

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Orion Group is proud to be powering Tīrama Mai, Ōtautahi Christchurch’s annual winter festival of light for the second year.

Tīrama Mai celebrates Puaka-Matariki – the Māori New Year and the coming of winter, through a stunning display of light and sound.

As Principal Partners, Orion and its subsidiary Connetics will provide the necessary power connections to light up the event hub Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre, Worcester Boulevard, Riverside Market and at Te Pae by the Ōtakaro Avon River.

Whakapapa is at the heart of Matariki, accounting for the way in which all things have been created, including the stars, earth, sky, oceans, rivers, elements, minerals, plants, animals and all people.

“Tīrama Mai is a wonderful way to celebrate Te Tau Hou Māori with whānau and friends, and see installations from some of Ōtautahi Christchurch’s brightest artists. We’re thrilled to be able to help bring the powerful stories of Puaka and Matariki to life with these immersive installations,” says Orion External Engagement Lead James Harding.
“We invite our community to come out and celebrate Puaka-Matariki at this free event.”

‘Tīrama Mai – Bringing the Light’ runs from Friday 21 June, Saturday 30 June nightly from 5pm - 10pm. It is proudly produced by Christchurch City Council and powered by Orion and Connetics.

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