Mahina shared a moment

Mahina Rerehau | July 2021

Kia ora I am a cultural consultant at the Auckland womans correction facility in Wiri Tamaki Makaurau.

Kia ora I am a cultural consultant at the Auckland womans correction facility in Wiri Tamaki Makaurau. I work alongside clinicians (kaimahi) who are all none Maori and have little knowledge in regards to Matariki.

I suggested that we have kaitahi to celebrate Matariki. Kaimahi were asked to bring something from Tangaroa or Huawhenua or Huarakau

Menu muscles fish heads, baked fish, kina oysters mutton bird huawhenua puha watercress Kumara salad potato salad vegetable platter vegetable soup.

Apple pie, peach and blueberry muffins.

Fried bread with real butter.

I was able to use the information provided on the TWOA website about Matariki as a guide i presented the slide show you have provided online to our kaimahi.

We harvested harakeke and i taught our kaimahi how to make a whetu.

We also did a quiz that I found on the Te Papa website whoever got the most questions right got a prize.

We had a great day celebrating Matariki and our kaimahi have a better understanding.

Manawatia te Matariki