Aorangi shared a moment

Aorangi Mason | July 2021

Over the past few years I have been a lonely voice in my whānau trying to get everyone on board in learning about Matariki and embracing this celebration together.

Over the past few years I have been a lonely voice in my whānau trying to get everyone on board in learning about Matariki and embracing this celebration together. This year however the awareness and involvement from my family and friends has really grown and it has been so nice to see the excitement and genuine willingness to learn more. I have watched numerous videos and read books to better educate myself as my main driving point is my daughter who is 3. She has learnt the names of the stars and next year I would love to be a part of a larger celebration over the next few years.

I am so excited to see Matariki being celebrated in the years to come!