He kai hakari tenei. Ka whangai te iwi o Paparakau Tuarua. 'Manawatia mai a Matariki' Ngā Mihi🙂

Welcomed Matariki in with Taonga Puoro in Tāranaki - as I’m down their for mahi. In Tāranaki they celebrate Puanga as this is the star that is able to be seen in this rohe.

Kia Ora, This image represents the love and haerenga of my mama and the matriarch of our whanau. We gathered together for her last weeks with us and my father and I cared for her at home until her journey from physical to spiritual occurred. We opened our home for all her 12 great moko, 16 moko and 6 other tamariki to come and share Kai, time and love with her. We had daily karakia, waiata and cared for her all ourselves it was a hard yet privileged journey to be a part of something I hold dear to my heart and that has taught my tamariki what the true meaning of Aroha ki tangata means and that whanau are the most precious relationships to nurture and care for the ones that gave us life 🤍 In memory of our beautiful Matriarch Anita Merewakana Puhi Furey ( née Kingi) He aha te mea nui o te Ao He tangata He tangata He tangata Nā Denise Kingi - Furey

Grateful to be sleeping under the same heavenly Matariki as my whanau in Aotearoa.

Koinei te tau tuatahi kua whakanui ahau i te matariki. tenei tau he tau pakaru i nga tauira tawhito ka tiimata nga mea hou. he wa e whakarereke ana i te ora ka mahara tonu ahau ake ake te rumakina ki te ao Maori tikanga me nga kawa. ko te haere i tenei haahi i roto i te ao Maori kua whakaputaina e au toku tuakiri. Kaore ano au kia tau te rangimarie i roto i te wa roa e mauruuru ana ahau ko ahau tonu tenei. te aroha ki te katoa.

Te Reo is a beautiful language and I am proud to finally learn it bilingually.

We had an online Matariki celebration as we are still wary of getting together kanohi ki te kanohi here in the UK. It was lovely to catch up with past, present and future te reo students to learn about Matariki, acknowledge the year that has passed, farewell some loved ones, share our aspirations for the year ahead and, of course, kōrero Māori. I'll remember to take a pic next year!

CCS Disability Action Tairawhiti sharing a beautiful afternoon tea together 🫖🍽Celebrating Te Reo Maori 😜 and Matariki 💫⭐🌟🌠🌌 Spending time, sharing stories, sharing kai, kai maara, remembering those that have gone before 💛 learning different maori words, the different stars and other matariki facts, singing 🎶 and sharing aroha ❤ and enriching our wairua and our hinengaro 🤯as a team of wahine #Kaitahi

CCS Disability Action Tairawhiti sharing a beautiful afternoon tea together 🫖🍽Celebrating Te Reo Maori 😜 and Matariki 💫⭐🌟🌠🌌 Spending time, sharing stories, sharing kai, kai maara, remembering those that have gone before 💛 learning different maori words, the different stars and other matariki facts, singing 🎶 and sharing aroha ❤ and enriching our wairua and our hinengaro 🤯as a team of wahine #Kaitahi

I got to mark Matariki with kai with my whanau. They joined from Tāmaki Makaurau and me from Wurundjeri country, Melbourne. @Ludivinia said a karakia (I'm still learning :) ). Kia ora sibs

Kia ora my name is conor Iove coffee and all things geeky and pop culture.

Toia mai te tau hau Kia whakatakato I ngā kakano Kia hua mai ngā Painga, Tuia ki te rangi, Tuia ki te whenua, Kia puta ki te whai ao ki te ao marama Haumie, Taike e Welcome the New Year And lay down the seed So good things can grow From the heavens From the earth Shall this spread to the world Haumie, Taike e

As a Maori woman, I am on a journey of reclaiming my identity in all shapes and forms, both professionally and personally. I work for an NGO and wanted to be able to express and share Te Ao Maori and Matauranga Maori with my colleagues and this was a little project that we done for Matariki with our ECC children, whanau and kaimahi. The kaiako bought in a galaxy night light and blacked out the room, offering opportunities for tamariki, their whanau and the community to come in and engage in Hikitia-te-ha exercises as a collective, as well as telling stories about Te Iwa o Matariki.

We joined a Matariki Evening at my boys’ daycare last week. Children and their whanau planted seeds (new food), showed off their pepeha they had been learning, did the Matariki Macarena, had a candle-lit walk in the garden under the stars and finished with everyone saying a karakia and sharing “friendship soup” that the children had made. The photo is of my boys enjoying their soup and bread - ka rewe! !

We celebrated with our Little Wonders whanau! We shared kai, our aspirations for the coming year, and had a good kanikani! !

Te po Matariki o Te Kohanga Reo o Terere. Our kohanga tamariki performed for their whanau, he ataahua hoki o nga waiata mo Matariki.

The tamariki sung this song at our Hari Matariki celebration.

Kia ora I recently supported 5 of my people I support in the job I do which is being a community support worker for my employer NZ Care in Levin to attend our yearly Kaumatua Ball held in my hometown of Shannon. The theme was Matariki, my ladies thoroughly enjoyed the entire event having a beautiful kai and live music and lots of interaction with all the participants. They're also predominantly pakeha so thats even more exciting and im proud that I made it happen for them. Being maori myself I always encourage people of all cultures to learn about our people our traditions etc. . . thats extrinsic part of my life. Nga mihi koutou. Linda Whiti.

I made a peace of digital artwork I call it matariki nights.

I love the matariki stars so here's some digtual artwork I made of stars in the night sky.

I made dinner with māmā. We made a delicious traditional Vietnamese dish. It is hard to make. We ate with my brother, his partner and a friend. I’m very impressed that there is a Vietnamese translation of a kaikōhau!

Nau mai ngā hua, nau mai ngā pai, nau mai kia nui, kia hāwere ai. Newlands Community Centre joined with our friends from DCM (Downtown Community Ministry) to celebrate Matariki with a community lunch. He reka te kai, he nui te kōrero, he mahana te whakawhanaungatanga!

This year for my Matariki moment, I organised and sold 130 hangi to fundraiser for wānanga trip for students at my kura. This is me explaining how a hangi works

Viewing Matariki before Tama-nui-te-rā rises with my Māori leadership course whānau on a crisp morning at Te Paerahi Beach in Pōrangahau. Nau mai ngā hua Nau mai ngā pai Nau mai kia nui Kia hāwere ai

Our staff took part in our Kemu Matariki. Collecting our 9 cards throughout 11 days. We sent out clues every day via email on locations of the cards. Once all 9 were collected our staff were then required to send through a photo of them with all there 9 cards. This is our Metlink team with their deck of cards and there own hand made Matariki whetu.

Nga tamariki ki Uenuku marae Moeraki

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Nau mai e na hua Nau mai e na kai Nau mai e na tangaroa Nau mai e na tane Nau mai e na rongo Nau mai e na maru

Kia ora! I celebrated my first Matariki with my work whanau at Ara Poutama. It was an awesome experience. Food was great! Despite being from a different country, culture and background , the people made me feel like whanau. Cant wait to celebrate it next year!

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I waananga maatou ko eetahi o aku hoa ki te ako i te reo maaori. I ako hoki maatou ki te waiata hou kua puta mai i tito a Takuta Rangi Mataaamua. Kua tino harikoa oo maatou ngaakau.

Our tamariki chose to have a "feast" to celebrate Matariki so we encouraged them to have a kaitahi and learn the kaikōhau! One of the kids also shared their pepeha with everyone and then we had a big dance party 🥳

I took this photo of Te Waka o Rangi and Matariki rising before dawn as one of many of my Matariki moments.

After a lot of hard work recruiting other whānau from our community, we managed to get together to put on a magical Matariki evening for the kura my eldest attends. It was tīno ātaahua and we can’t wait to get amongst it again next year🙏🏾🤙🏾🔥❤️🌟

A Kainga project waanaga

Whanau kotahitanga Whakanui matou te huritau o taku iramutu

Whiua e Te Tawhirimatea Nga mata-a-riki E piataata ana te Rangi Tohu o te tau hou Maori Tini nga Pono Tokomaha wawata Hauhake nga hua Mihi ki nga whetu iwa Hangi ki te Pohutukawa Hakari ki nga iwi katoa Hei oranga te iwi Maori I te Tau Hou Maori e. Sathiya Kannan Ko Te Paparakau Tuarua o Te Kohanga Reo

We had a shared mid winter kirihimete/matariki dinner to celebrate the end of matariki with friends and family from around aotearoa. I have only just learned the kaikohau but it would've been excellent to open the kai with. I'm early on in my journey to connecting back with my tipuna and learning reo so having a simple yet meaningful kaikohau in my toolbelt will be great.

Whānāungatānga I te tuatahi - Hāpai te Hauora Ki te tāngātā Ki te whānāu, te hapu, te Iwi "Mā tō rourou, ma tōkū rourou, ka Ora ai tātou" katoa 💕 Mā te hāpai ki muri, Ka hāpai ki mua xx Te ekenga a ngā tētēkura xx Kia rite 💜 Kia mātārā 💚 Kia tau 💙 Mauri Ora 💛

Kai for me means bringing whanau together, creating food from the love we have for each other. Working together as a whanau. Eating together as a whanau. Laughter, tears and sharing stories. I beleive it's a important kaupapa for our people. Mauri ora.

I have found it ataahua

I am a baker for the charity GBB - this morning I baked a lime and coconut cake and homemade sausage rolls for a local mental health drop-in centre - and included the kaikōhau in my message to them

Gifts for my mokopuna Charlotte Matariki Kirkwood for her birthday

Kia ora tātou, This Matariki was a really special one. I joined a group of other hoa who were interested in hearing a short kōrero given by a London-based kaiako who is reaching out to the community there. We talked about symbolism and mana in Matariki and how the kōrero continues to this day. I felt it was really meaningful this year as we reached out to the origins of Matariki and hope it’ll inspire me this year to kōrero more and not just practice Te Reo passively. By next Matariki, I hope to be speaking more with other speakers of Te Reo and sharing our own kōrero. Ngā mihi mahana , Vanessa

For Matariki we got together as a community and celebrated all as one ☝️ we acknowledged loved ones that have passed by lightning a candle an we wrote down our aspirations for the future an then all sat down for a kai.

My workmates and I decided to make soup for our other workmates to celebrate Matariki. We served with a bread roll. We asked for a small Koha to go towards our end of year celebrations.

I went to a Matariki festival and was quite alot of stuff to do kapa haka performance Bathgate park held it there was a BBQ icecream truck Hangi And heaps more was awesome

I mātakitaki mātou i ā mātou tamariki (o te kōhanga reo tae atu rā ki te wharekura) e whakaatu mai ana i ngā whakaari kua akona e rātou, whai muri i tērā i kaitahi mātou kia whakanuia, kia mānawatia hoki a Matariki #kaitahi

I haere matou ki te moana ki te titiro ki ngā whetu, I kaitahi matou ki te whakanuia matariki.

Getting to spend time with my friends and whanau and share some kai and reflect on the kaikohau while being down in my home town again was so much fun. Lots of meaningful conversation and reflection.

Wellington Fireworks!

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!

We created stones of hope

Matariki this year was very special. It was a first time making time to spend Matariki together. To wanaanga together, kai together, acknowledge our whaanau, ratou kua whetūrangitia, to share our dreams and aspirations for the new year and just be present. My Matariki moment, sitting in our whare late at night listening to our Nan korero to us about Matariki. Manawatia a Matariki!

My baby performing for our first ever matatiki festival in Te Puke 🙌🏾❤️

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Celebrating Matariki has become a bit of a tradition at 4Sight Consulting, and it's something our team and clients alike look forward to each year. It truly is the perfect time for us to come together as a community to celebrate something uniquely Kiwi. This year's event was outstanding, and the team can't wait for next year's celebration! Bring on 2022.

Presenting the Origin Story of Matariki during Greytowns Festival of Christmas in the old heritage church in cobblestones Greytown. There were 60 people in attendance and a great night

Kia Ora Matariki Mauri Kaimahi Ka Kite Anoa Dallas Mauri Ora

Ko Koro George teenei. One of the few kaumaatua we have left in our iwi. The master of waahi tapu, koorero tawhito, hiitori of our iwi, taonga tuturu. He works tirelessly to protect our waahi tapu and taonga within our rohe. This year I was fortunate enough to attend a waananga with him about some of our sites of significance, Matariki and Rehua, whakapapa and finally planting out one of our old paa sites with native trees to protect the neighbouring awa and re establish a flourishing ecological network connecting to our other nearby paa. Mauriora

I huihui ai tekau mā rua ngā hoa, hei whakanui i te kaupapa Matariki. Katahi te reka o ngā kai, he maha te katata, pai rawa atu ngā kēmu. Tohatohaina te kaikōhau ō Matariki hoki.

Celebrating Matariki - learning how to make wahakura for our pepi.

Celebrating Matariki and my son's 6th birthday with Whānau. Nau mai ngā hua Nau mai ngā Pai Nau mai kia nuu Kia hāwere ai Afio mai mea uma o lo'o tuputupua a'e Afio mai mea uma o lo'o lelei Ia latou fa'ateleina ma fa'ato'ateleina Rā whānau ki a koe Kaharoa. Manuia lou aso fanau sole ❤️

Watching my moko perform with his kura kaupapa maori o piripono at the otara kai village ki otara. Very proud nanny right here. He was kaitataki tane

This year was my first time actually learning more about Matariki, and te tau hou Måori. I feel extra blessed, as along with my 9 year old daughter we both also learned about the practices and beliefs of our tupuna from Taranaki of Puanga, as I was pretty much raised in Tūranganuiakiwa, to also go back there for the weekend to experience hautapu ki a Puanga, nō māua te whiwhi! My girl and I then traveled back home to Te Tairawhiti and the next morning, joined by my eldest girl who was visiting from Kirikiriroa, the three of us carried out our own hautapu ki a Matariki. Learning about all the different whetū me ngā mata ō te marama and seeing all these things with your own eyes with your children learning beside you…. . priceless 😊

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We at Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao replaced our all staff Christmas party with an all staff Matariki Celebration. We 90 employees in 21 locations across 16 countries. 73 of our staff are based in New Zealand and about 20 of them are from overseas. The first Matariki Celebration took place this year and we all gathered in the Space Place / Carter Observatory. Our very own Chief Advisor Māori gave an awesome kōrero about Matariki and each table had a name of one of the stars. After we learned about Matariki we all learned the kaikōhau and our international staff in New Zealand gave their kaikōhau speeches in their native tongue/language of their tīpuna. After that we all shared kai and after kai we had the Matariki dawn celebration in the Planetarium of the space place. Staff loved the celebration and we all learned so much about Matariki and we are honored to share this moment with Aotearoa and the world.

I tangohia tēnei whakaahua e au i tērā tau. E kai ana rāua i te 'boil-up' i te atatū kia whakanuia a Matariki. Ka hui mātou ia tau hei mānawatia te tau hōu Māori, engari kāore ngā pikitia i tangohia e au i tēnei tau. Mō tāku hē, mō tāku hē!

Nau mai ngā hua Nau mai ngā pai Nau mai kia nui Kia hāwere ai Thank you. This was beautiful to learn.

Discovery School in Porirua has been celebrating Matariki with dawn celebrations since 2012 - we meet at the lookout over Pauatahanui inlet for karakia, waiata and korero from mana whenua before heading back to the school hall for parakuihi together

Tena tātou katoa 😊 Nau mai ngā hua Nau mai ngā pai Nau mai kia nui Kia hāwere ai Mānawatia a Matariki 🌟 Tihei Mauri Ora ❤

Nau mai na pai.

Celebrating Matariki and ahi kā on the Wellington Waterfront with the whānau before heading to the L. A. B concert! Our favourite restaurant is Karaka Cafe which you can see behind us and we enjoyed yummy kai which helped keep us warm.

Sharing Matariki with whānau and Rangitāne o Wairau iwi. Remembering those who have past, thinking about the living, thinking about our aspirations for the future, talking about the tohu of Matariki, sharing a kai, and celebrating all of those things together. Nau mai ngā hua Nau mai ngā pai Nau mai kia nui Kia hāwere ai

We held a night market at our Marae with a live band and kapahaka and a fire dancer . heaps of giveaways and free activities for kids to do …. finished it off with lighting 9 fire lanterns 1 for each whetu , was the most people I have seen at our Marae ever …. bringing communities and whanau together 🤩

Wellington Fireworks!

Lennox Te Kanawa , 7yrs . Master Leaf hunter. Today we picked Kawakawa leaves together for making rongoa to gift to our Whānau. We gave thanks for sharing time together. Taking time for Oranga is our Whānau kaikōhau connecting us back with Papatūānuku to help us slow down.

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Anei ētahi o ngā ākonga nō Stuff, tētahi hunga e kai-ngākau ana ki te ako i te reo Māori me ōna Tikanga i raro i nā parihau o TWoA. Kua whiria e rātou he hangī hai whakanui i te Mātahi o te tau hou Māori. #TARM

I am a kaiako. We welcomed our local community to share Kai and waiata.

I hope for Aotearoa to prosper this coming year. My biggest hope and wish is for the National party to stop peddling their race based political nonsense. I spent the 3rd of July eating hāngi, looking for stars on a slightly cloudy night.

Matariki kanohi iti iti rangi e whiti mai to marama tanga

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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!

Shared kai at my mahi, a chance to say the kaikōhau and celebrate Matariki.

We took our baby Saskia to Light Up Matariki in Porirua. She was amazing by the “stars” and loved all of the lights and stories

This year Pikitu Marae celebrated Matariki at the marae for the 1st time as a Hapu. We held a wananga about Matariki then at 6. 15am we did Hautapu on the marae atea, called out the names of those who passed away over the last 12 months, had Karakia, sung Waiata, took our shoes off to connect with the earth while we thought of our goals and aspirations. Unfortunately it was cloudy so we couldn't see Matariki rising. But all in all it was a awesome experience and 1 that we hope will grow as years go by

Me and my husband enjoyed our first time seeing Matariki, we had been getting up early for nearly two weeks to see it, however the weather/cloud didn't allow it. What a magical morning and first time we had both witnessed it and it was together. Magic Matariki moment for the Mckerrow Whanau.

Back in kura tuatahi, my whole kura would do a noho tahi overnight to celebrate Matariki. There would always be a new guest speaker every year and they would share their Matariki stories. Then we would end the night with cookies and milo under the stars and a movie to send us off to sleep. And that is my Matariki moment.

Together our kura Bathgate Park School and community group, Whakaruruhau Ltd, hosted an amazing community event with the intent of sharing the beauty of Te Ao Māori with them. Our aim was to give members of our extended community the opportunity to learn just some of our beautiful Māori practices. We began with mihi whakatau and following that, provided all of our manuhiri with free hangi, free ice cream, free kawhe/hot chocolate and a free sausage sizzle. We provided free workshops including: Manu aute (Raranga), Kawakawa balm (Rongoa), Mau Rākau, Mirimiri, Mahi Toi and Korikori Tinana. To conclude our event, we had a beautiful concert with performances from kaumatua groups, our local kohanga, our kura and our neighbouring high school kapa haka group. It was absolutely beautiful and we can’t wait for our next one!

Here’s a picture of me and some people from my rōpū kapa haka at 6 am on Saturday 3rd June. As a group, we woke early and viewed Matariki. We sang a song about one of our kaiako who passed away 1-2 years ago and felt the warmth of the cold morning air between Matariki and us.

I participated in the execution of this night, along with many others, the backstage crew who all work at Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga. I walked the awards out to be presented on stage along with my fellow colleague.

I haere mātou ki te tātahi ki te mihi ki a Matariki🌠 we all woke up before dawn and walked through the forest and up a giant dune so we could see Matariki rise. . . He tūmatarau tēnā wā 🌟🌟🌟🌟 I waiata mātou ki a Matariki ma, I karakia mātou, I kõrero mātou te kaikohau. . . Kātahi ka hoki mātou ki te kāinga, I tino makariri mātou! I kai mātou i ngā hua heihei me pēkana. Ka rawe! Mānawatia a Matariki! 🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠

I ngā rangi whakatā kua tahā ake nei, i whakatūria e mātou ko tōku hoa tāne, ko tana kaihana me tā māua irāmutu i tētahi kaupapa whakahirahira, arā ko te Matariki ā whānau. Kua aua atu te roa kia whakanui mātou i a Matariki, ā, kua roa hoki te wā kia nohotahi kia noho a whānau nei mātou ki Wainuiomata. I tīmata te kaupapa i te ahiahi o te Rāhōroi ki te timotimo kai, kēmu Māori, te raweke i te one (sand lightbox) te whakamau tāmoko me te tango whakaahua. Nā tā māua iramutu ētahi mahi toi i hanga/peita hei tuarongo whakaahua, te mīharo hoki o āna mahi! ! I whakaritea e te iramutu nei tētahi whare kokorangi whetū mā ngā tamariki. I whakarākeihia tētahi ruma ki ngā whetū o Matariki me Te Kāhui o te Mangaroa. Ka kai, ka hākari, ka kai anō mātou. Katahi ka wānanga tahi i a Matariki. Ka tākaro kēmu matihiko (kahoot), ka karakia tahi me te tuku i ngā mihi. Ka mutu te pō i te glowstick party me te tuku rākau muramura! ! Ka hurō ngā tamariki i te hari me te koa. I te atapō o te Rātapu i hui anō mātou ki te kawe i te Hautapu, ki te tuku i ngā karakia, ki te tuku i ō mātou mate kia whetūrangitia, ā, ki te tuku hoki i ngā wāwata mō te tau e tū mai nei. Kātahi ka hura i tā mātou umu kohukohu hei whakanui i ngā whetū, a Tupu-a-rangi (heihei) a Tupu-a-nuku (riwai, kumara) a Waitī (Salmon) a Waitā (Hāpuka) He tuatahitanga tēnei kia mātou, ā, ko te manako nui i tika a mātou mahi! ! I a mātou e whakarite ana i te kaupapa nei i whakatakotoria e mātou he manuka ki te whānau, kia tunua he kai e hāngai ana ki ngā whetū, ā, i hikina ake taua manuka e te whānau. Kāre he kupu hei whakaahua ake i ngā kai reka i whakaritea e tō mātou whānau. Kua whakanuia mārika ngā whetū katoa o te kāhui Matariki. Ka tākaro kēmu Māori anō pērā i ngā tititorea, te whanowhano me ngā tī rākau. I horahia ētahi taongo pūoro pērā i ngā momo koauau, te pūtorino, te porotiti me te pūrerehua hei rawekeweke mā ngā tamariki. Koia kei a rātou te whakatangi taonga pūoro. Hei tērā tau ka hangaia e rātou o rātou ake taonga pūoro. E mīharo tonu ana te wairua i ngā mahi pārekareka whakahirahira i whakaritea e tō mātou whānau. Ko te whānau te take, ko te apōpō hoki te take. E hīkaka ana tēnei ki ngā hui a whānau e tū mai nei. He nui ngā whakaahua hei whakaatu i tō mātou "Matariki Moment". Kua whiria tenei whakaahua e whakaatu ana i ngā mahi toi a tā māua iramutu. E poho kererū ana ki a ia me tana arohanui ki te kaupapa nei. Koia te take o taku tono. He hiahia nōku ki te rau atu i tana ingoa ki te kete whāi koha. Ko Shaolin Paul tana ingoa e 19 tana pakeke. Ka ora a Matariki a whānau i a ia haere ake nei, haere ake nei.

Kia ora, I am a kaiako and all week I have been engaging the tamariki in activities that represent each of the 9 matariki stars. My most precious moment however is when we reflected on the star Pōhutukawa. I shared with the tamariki, photo's of my grandparents who had passed and the strengths and knowledge that they had instilled in me. When my voice began to break a little one of my tamaiti stood up and just wrapped his arms around me and gave me the biggest warmest hug. This told me that not only had this moment touched my heart but I knew it touched his too. I can't wait share these moments with our whanau on our Matariki evening celebrations as well as my own kaikōhau with them too.

He whakaahua tēnei ko mātou o Te Aupikitanga me Te Pīnakitanga nō Te Wānanga o Aotearoa i Pōneke. I tū mātou i te tihi o Whitireia kia titiro ai ki te iwa o Matariki hei tuku karakia, hei tuku karanga. Whai muri i tērā, i kai ai mātou i ngā kai o te umu kohukohu (tītī, kumara, tuna, ika). Mānawatia a Matariki!

We had a door design competition at work for our various teams and we had Waita and Waipuna A Rangi to work with. We did pictures about the ocean, rain, snow etc to encompass both aspects of Waita and Waipuna A Rangi. We got first place for our team.

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Ōpōtiki future leaders hosted 50+ rangatahi from all over Aotearoa for a Taonga Takaro Wananga to celebrate Matariki. We shared stories, hakari kai, activities like wakaAma, bike trails, competitive games, fun games, and learnt about our traditional maori sports. Wiremu Sarich the taonga takaro tohunga shared his knowledge with all of us and taught us some games that we had never heard of as well as one of our favourites which is ki o rahi. we opened the space to the public to learn and participate in these games at the Matariki festival closing ceremony where we had hunderds of tamariki involved. This gathering will be happening annually.

on Sunday we perform at matariki art centre great hall and then Monday night at christchurch town hall Lady night to celebrate nga manawatia to matariki

Pūha pork bone Boil Up doughboys. Best kai in the world to start out tauhou. This was my whanau kai for Matariki. NAMUNAMUA

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Ōpōtiki future leaders hosted a Taonga takaro wananga to celebrate Matariki, 55 rangatahi as part of Future Leaders came from all over Aotearoa attended to learn from Wiremu Sarich (Taonga takaro Tohunga) , we learnt and connected at Opeke Marae in Waioeka, then shared our kemu at the Matariki Festival closing ceremony. We opened the space for the public to learn and participate in traditional maori sports and will continue to do this as an annual gathering.

Kia ora! Ko Jaymie tōku ingoa I am currently studying a bachelor of visual communication (graphic design) at Wintec in Kirikiriroa. I wanted to share my mahi from an assignment where we had to come up with a name and create a logo for a hypothetical cafe that would be open during Matariki and inspired by Matariki. I researched and came up with the name Hana to reflect the glow of the Matariki star cluster and the warmth/radiance of the cafe. I designed this logo to look like an eye to reflect one of the meanings behind the name Matariki, “eyes of god”. Throughout this project I researched Matariki and felt very proud of my outcome and proud to be Māori. Ngā mihi, Jaymie

We celebrated Puanga and Matariki for the term and celebrated with a Whānau Matariki Concert which started with Kaikōhau, shared kai and then a concert which included: Shared learning about each whetu, matariki, space, science etc from each learning hub. Then there was also waiata, kapahaka, rakau, kanikani and more. We put it all on our school facebook page, we had lots of whānau for both shared kai and the concert - our hall was full and so were our hearts!