Ariah shared a moment

Ariah McCarthy | July 2021

Photo of Ariah | Matariki 2021
To celebrate Matariki, we had an overnight wānanga with our year 10 whanau class at our kura.

To celebrate Matariki, we had an overnight wānanga with our year 10 whanau class at our kura. We all stayed up til midnight to light a fire for our hangi and sat around singing waiata and sharing our wishes for the year with Hiwa-i-te-rangi. We then laid down our hangi. We all woke up at 5am to try and view Matariki (unfortunately there was too much light pollution where we were) and uncover our hangi, letting the steam rise up to feed the 9 stars of Matariki. We then shared the hangi together for breakfast! It was an amazing experience for all of us and a great way to begin a new year. Mānawatia a Matariki!