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Matariki Arrowtown Kā-Muriwai Event Crew


Arrowtown Charitable Trust







Matariki Arrowtown Kā-Muriwai returns on Friday 28 June 2024 with the theme of "Bringing Whānau Together" weaved through performances and experiences.

This year's event extends along Buckingham Street with Māori educational experiences in Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall and Lakes District Museum and two stages for entertainment. Buckingham Green will once again feature Kapa haka performances by tamariki from the local preschool and schools. Library Green will showcase solo performers and poetry and a lot more kai offerings throughout.

There are a variety of volunteer roles available (each described below). Every role helps create a safe, fun and enjoyable event, so no matter your skill level or experience, there is something available for you!

  • Koha donation collection: Welcome visitors with a warm smile and rattle the donation tin at the entrance. Eftpos will also be available for you to use. You may also rove around gathering koha donations.

  • Information tent: Help visitors with information about the event, what is on where, and the central point for lost children and property. A good level of English is required.

  • Library Green support: Be an event host helping visitors with writing letters, guarding the fire pit, helping the performers on the stage.

  • Roving waste team: Be part of our sustainability team collecting and cleaning the reusable dishes in circulation and taking them to the kitchen area, as well as make sure visitors are putting waste in the right places.

  • Kitchen washer: Be part of our sustainability team cleaning the reusable dishes in circulation.

  • Stage Support: Help get all the performers from the hall to the stage and back. Stage support is needed for both stages.

  • Guest host: Be a crowd wanderer in high-vis, giving out information with a smile and keeping extra eyes out for accidents or injury.

  • Road closure support: Be at the key road closure points to help locals and buses get through the cordon and keep pedestrians safe.

You will receive a briefing and information about your role prior to the event, and you will have someone to support you if you have questions.

Not only will you be an important part of making this community event a success, as a thank you, every volunteer will also receive an adult annual pass from Skyline Queenstown, one of the event sponsors. Now that’s worth putting the hat, gloves and smile on for!


  • be over 16 years of age (must have parent permission if under 18y)
  • can communicate well (you don't need to speak Te Reo, but you need to be comfortable talking to members of the public and the event team)
  • can follow instructions
  • love being part of a large event

Time commitment

  • Shifts vary between 3pm and 9pm
  • Each shift is roughly 3 hours long
  • Send your application through to receive the link to sign up.
  • Note: you can do both shifts for an activity if you want to, just complete the application form for each time option.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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