Bridget shared a moment

Bridget Cassie | July 2021

Photo of Bridget | Matariki 2021
Last weekend 40 Rangatira mō āpōpō (Future Leaders) from across Aotearoa (Māwhera, Whakatāne, Kawerau, Ōpōtiki, Kaikohe, Whangarei, Kaitaia and Hokianga celebrate matariki together in Ōpōtiki.

Last weekend 40 Rangatira mō āpōpō (Future Leaders) from across Aotearoa (Māwhera, Whakatāne, Kawerau, Ōpōtiki, Kaikohe, Whangarei, Kaitaia and Hokianga celebrate matariki together in Ōpōtiki. We spent the Friday and Saturday learning Taonga Tākaro from a Tohunga from Hokianga (Wiremu Sardich) and his youth mentors. Then we taught rangatahi from Ōpōtiki these games at the Ōpōtiki Matariki Festival at Ohui Domain on Sunday afternoon. We listened to amazing waiata from Mischief, Maisy Rika and many other artists. Then watched some huge fireworks. Manawatia ā Matariki!