Auckland Live Kids Club

Kia ora, welcome to the Auckland Live Kids Club! Stay tuned, as we'll be bringing you more fun for you and your whānau in the September/October school holidays!

Learn how to find the Matariki star cluster

Our friends at Te Papa show us how to find the Matariki star cluster during the Māori New Year, which falls in the month of Pipiri (June–July). Watch the video in Te reo Māori or English.


Learn some cool theatre words in Te Reo Māori

Each week we're learning a new word in Te Reo Māori.

The final word in te kupu o te wiki series is whakaari - meaning show
Example: “Before I go to a whakaari at the whare tapere I make sure I’ve got my tīkiti from the wāhi hoko tīkiti, and a yummy aihikirīmi from the kāmuri. Then I’m ready to watch the kōrero pūrākau come to life on the atamira.”

Last time we learnt:
Atamira - stage
Kōrero pūrākau – storytelling
Kāmuri – café
Aihikirīmi - ice cream
Wāhi hoko tīkiti - box office
Tīkiti - ticket
Whare tapere – theatre

Stay tuned to learn more Te Reo Māori theatre words again soon.


Learn some at home experiments with Nanogirl

You may recognise Nanogirl from her extremely popular shows at the Bruce Mason Centre. Each week she's giving us new and exciting activities to try out, including some fun science experiments you can do at home.

Experiments here


Get tagging

Don’t forget to ask your parents or caregivers to tag #AucklandLiveKids if they’re uploading your brilliant creations on social media, or send them to us at You could be featured in our next newsletter! Have an awesome week, enjoy the time with your whānau, and don't forget to let us know what you want to see in next week's Auckland Live Kids Club.