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Larisa Winterburn | July 2021

Kia ora, this submission is for Riria Ropata and myself 😁.

Kia ora, this submission is for Riria Ropata and myself 😁.

Every year as part of Whakatupuranga Rua Mano (a kura a iwi in Otaki) we celebrate Matariki. The day starts with karanga and karakia at 6am. The kura then send their wishes for the new year to the heavens via the fire. Lanterns are also released to heavens representing our prayers/kōrero to those that that have past. Kura teina perform kapahaka for the mātua and then a hakari is devoured. This year was extra special with Matariki and the hook of Maui sparkling in the sky.

Ngā mihi

Larisa Winterburn & Riria Ropata