Matariki 2023 | Share your Matariki moment

Matariki signals the beginning of Te Mātahi o te Tau, the Māori new year. Take our kaikōhau challenge or simply share what you did for Matariki.

Pic with my tuakana. . . we celebrated Matariki with our whanau . . . our hapu o Ngati Takihiku , Ngati Ngarongo me Ngati Whakatere. July 2023. #Whanaungatanga#Matariki#Aroha

My whanau were invited to an evening meal - a yummy hangi! I contributed 2 steamed puds with custard and cream - ka rawe!

I haere mātou ko tōku whānau ki te matariki i te pāka kātahi ka noho mātou ki te tēpu mō kai.

My son and I put down a hāngi and had the whanau around for kai and inu. Mānawatia a Matariki.

Our whanau learnt the names of the stars and decorated wooden versions, hung these, lights and other decorations and had a whanau meal together, and also went to local community celebrations and enjoyed a hangi.

Tena koutou Ko Granate te maunga Ko Colorado te awa Ko Comanche ratou ko Cherokee ko Blackfoot nga iwi Nō America ahau Ko Joshua toku hoa rangatira Ko Indigo ratou ko Jade ko Rain ko Sky aku Tamahine Ko River taku Tama Ko Adrienne Kenney tōku ingoa No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa

For our youth activity tonight, our taitamariki learnt about the different 'Matariki' stories around the world based on Dr. Rangi and Miriama Kamo's book, 'A Cluster of Stars, A Cluster of Stories: Matariki Around the World'. Each rōpū chose a country to learn about and then had to report back what they learnt to the rest of the group. Some danced but the majority did re-enactments that had everyone in fits of laughter! We then ended the night with a kaitahi. Mānawatia a Matariki from the youth of Rototuna Ward in Kirikiriroa and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 💫💛

We celebrated for a week, starting with poi making workshop on Monday. On Tuesday we remembered those who had passed by planting trees along the Opāoa river. Celebrating the present was again the focus on Wednesday with harakeke whetu making workshop followed by a shared campus lunch. Back to the future on Thursday with a walk to the Opāoa Bridge, the relatively new northern entrance to Waiharakeke. The Opāoa Bridge features a stunning seven-metre pou whenua carved by Reg Thompsett as well as interpretation panels that share the history of the mana whenua of Te Wairau. And finally, a few hardy souls joined Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau to observe Matariki as it rose above The Wairau Bar early Saturday morning.

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The whanau went to Castle Hill for a day of Rock climbing an stories

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Tēnā koutou! I wanted to celebrate Matariki with you all in Aotearoa from here in Scotland! Kia kaha!

Whilst in Australia with the NZ Maori Hockey teams my wife and I spent part of Matariki with our son and his whanau and watched our 2 mokopuna play rugby for the Yatala Rams on the Gold Coast

I ako au te wero kaikōhau, ā, kei Poipipiri ahau i tērā wiki, kei Aotearoa ahau inaianei. I whakaako au te kaupapa o Matariki ki tāku tamāhine, rāua ko tētahi o āku iramutu. I te mutunga, i kai mātou i te korean bbq.

I whakanuia mātou ko tōku whānau ki Umu Kohukohu ki Ngāti Whātua. He pai rawa atu te wheako, he ātaahua tērā ata

This year I am away from Aotearoa for Matariki, I am helping out at a summer camp in the United States. I have missed hearing te reo everyday but what has brought me peace and happiness has been being able to teach the campers te reo Māori, share stories of tikanga and my passion for Matariki and the special activities which happen during this time, the meanings of the stars and the special connection we have to them. I've loved being able to hear campers use te reo and be interested in learning more. I love sharing this language and culture with people from all over the world!

Whilst in Australia with the NZ Maori Hockey teams my wife and I spent part of Matariki with our son and his whanau and watched our 2 mokopuna play rugby for the Yatala Rams on the Gold Coast

My wife Joy and I were Kaumatua/kuia for the NZ Maori Hockey Women's and Men's teams who travel to the Gold Coast and competed at the Oceania 5's to qualify for the World Championships in Oman during January 2024. The teams were successful along with Australia and Fiji

I set a goal of listening to Taringa podcast again, at least 3 times a week.

He kaitahi te mahi He hokinga mahara kia ratou ma kua wheturangihia He nohotahi ki te whanau whānui, kia katakata ngātahi, kia parekareka te noho tahi te teina ki te tuakana.

Dawn, beach, whānau, friends, fire, hot choc, karakia and ngā whētu o Matariki. Ātaahua!

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Kia ora! This was my first time celebrating Matariki. One of the things I did, as shown in the video, was practicing my very basic Te Reo skills by saying the beautiful kaikōhau. I also said it in my native language, as I am from Brazil and I have Portuguese heritage. Lastly, I said it in Spanish, since I also have Spanish ancestry. Even though I have Amerindian and African heritage, I do not know the specific languages those ancestors spoke due to genocide, slavery, and colonialism. Still, I am extremely proud of my indigenous roots and I acknowledge the immense amount of privileges I have in my life. #KaikōhauChallenge

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I haere ahau ki te umu kohukohu whetū ki Tauranganui Marae, Waikato. Mānawatia a Matariki.

We took the opportunity of having an additional day off work last week to travel from Auckland to Feilding and spend time with whanau. This was particularly special because our parents are elderly and we very much appreciate the time we can spend together in person.

Food gathering for Matariki to share with friends and family

Kerikeri Retirement Village residents were treated to a very special Matariki lunch provided by Cater Plus - seafood complemented by fry bread and washed down with Pavlova and fresh fruit

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Trying te umu kohukohu whetū

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Manawatia a Matariki from the PANAPA CHARTERS CREW : www. panapacharters. co. nz. Celebrating Matariki with an overnight stay on the Hauraki Gulf

I watched some of the morning Matariki programme on television. I hosted whānau and friends. We had kai and kōrero about Matariki. I watched the live stream of Purapura Whetū headlined by Stan Walker. Joined by Paige, Muroki, Jordyn, Seth Haapu, Makayla Purcell-Mainini.

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We spent the night on Thursday the 13th and day Friday the 14th on the Hauraki with our mokos. We acknowledged our loved ones, sent a lantern up in the sky, we had games we watched the dawn ceremony at 6am live streaming, we caught fish, we laughed enjoyed each other's company, learnt about water safety, and had a hakari kai. More photos to come. . . .

He kai i te taha o aku nui 💜 Mānawatia a Matariki

For Matariki, i attended my first hautapu ceremony and planted trees on the whenua. I learnt how to make a poi keychain at the local community library. The next day I then went to my nephew’s preschool to celebrate Matariki by eating, dancing, singing waiata and listening to stories. To top it off i went to the movies to watch the new release of Coco in te reo Māori. Overall, it has been fun and awesome to hear the reo spoken and learn more about Matariki. By Karman Singh

For Matariki, i attended my first hautapu ceremony and planted trees on the whenua. I learnt how to make a poi keychain at the local community library. The next day I then went to my nephew’s preschool to celebrate Matariki by eating, dancing, singing waiata and listening to stories. To top it off i went to the movies to watch the new release of Coco in te reo Māori. Overall, it has been fun and awesome to hear the reo spoken and learn more about Matariki. By Karman Singh

Sharing my knowledge with others.

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To celebrate our Matariki moment our whanau were actually camping amongst about 300 campers, so we decided to do a Maori theme, taste testing evening of some of our favorite kai from Aotearoa. We made Maori bread and trifle, my husband carved and painted signs to make our campsite look like a marea, we also had our Whanau and friends come and sing and dance while the campers from all over came to taste our kai. We had the opportunity to talk a little about our Matariki celebration. We are living here in Hawaii nei but are so proud to be Maori. Kia Kaha. Nicola pere

To celebrate Matariki this year, I took time to watch videos about Matariki and learn new Māori phrases

Matariki harikoa! Our whānau celebrated by taking a small trip (1hr) to enjoy the Matariki festival in another town. This is my daughter Atlas (Tupu-ā-rangi) vibing in the lights ✨

Mānawatia a Matariki. I am celebrating here in our beautiful Glacier Country taking a walk in our ngahere.

Our intimate hautapu ceremony at Te Hora Marae, special for us all.

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Checked out the ahi on the water front in Poneke before the Haumanu Collective event at Te Papa.

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Marautaki na Matariki e Aotearoa 2023 Matariki e Aotearoa Vosa vaka-Viti ena Radio Viti e_Aoteaora Fijian Language Academy Viti (NZ) Council e Aotearoa. Narrator: Adi Elisapeci Samanunu Waqanivala MRSNZ Credit: Pakipaki School 'Te Hokinga Mai' & Owners of images We own Rights to Audio. However, we do not own any Rights to images & Maori song. Ka kite 🥰

My friend and I performed a hautapu. Her partner, and my dear friend, passed away just two weeks ago. We took turns with the karakia, and watched the glorious sunrise. It was really special.

We baked colorful muffins and brought them to our favourite ECE centre in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau. Our daughter enjoyed meeting and playing with her former mates there. They were singing karakia, learning new te reo Māori words, listening to the stories about Matariki stars and riding a special Taniwha train.

During the school holidays we attended several events at local galleries, libraries and community centers across Tāmaki Makaurau – dedicated to Matariki celebration. My daughter learnt how to make a pair of poi and how to create her own star decoration. We also read a few new books about Matariki and Māori New Year.

I walked across to Ōrewa Surf Club with my neighbour to participate in the Matariki celebration hosted by Te Herenga Waka o Ōrewa Marae. Nathan Kareama explained where to look for Matariki, then we joined together with karakia and waiata, with remembrance of loved ones who had passed away in the previous year. This celebration was every bit as much about joining our community as one, as well as marking Matariki. <3

I got was blessed to share time and space with my neighbors in my local Community Centre. Te Tuhunga rau.

How BEAUTIFUL is Gisborne Matariki flags ❤. Makes me proud to be a Gizzy girl x

Celebrated by learning the beginnings of Matariki and the names of the cluster of stars that inform us of Matariki.

I’ve started making a Quilt for a baby born early during Matariki.

I listened to an online seminar on Mihi and rewrote my Pepeha.

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My family as well as work mates will be celebrating Matariki at home and at mahi. Hari tau hou o Matariki 🎉🎉

My family will be getting together several times this week for shared meals and we most of us have had gatherings at work as well.

We celebrated matariki with my baby having her korowaitanga with our whanau at our kōhanga reo ! ! We’ve just recently come back into the kaupapa after being away for it for a couple of years ! ! But now my little whanau & back into it even roping pāpā into it 😁 he is learning and growing with our Pepi ! It’s amazing

Me haehae Matariki tātou. We (Ngāti Toa Rangatira) had our hautapu on our maunga Whitireia this morning. Ka mate pea!

I love matariki so awesome celebrating on a good holiday and love colouring matariki whetu

Love to share this whakaahua ki taku te hate o whanganui awa

Got a full weekend plained TePapa for a concert Friday, then giving back with guiding 2 free weaving workshop on Saturday and Sunday, teaching people to connect with harakeke. Along with some yummy Kai.

I'll be spending time with my precious colleagues and my adorable whanau AND I'll be welcoming 1000s of children to experience live theatre

We held ahau tapu this morning here in Māwhera, and opened it up to the community to experience. Was a beautiful morning

Me haehae Matariki tātou. We (Ngāti Toa Rangatira) had our hautapu on our maunga Whitireia this morning. Ka mate pea!

I taught my workmates to weave Matariki stars and we shared some kai.

Matariki hikoi up maunga uika ki Te Hau kapua, pukaeas and guitars playing, Lanterns made at the Navy Museum, The 9 star flags flying under the night skies. I got together 35 Devonport locals adult kapa haka group and designed a tshirt of Maunga Takarunga and we been performing all around the hapori. Matariki hangis and hakaris at every kura on our pennisula. I designed 2 village activities for tamariki and this is all FREE.

We have been learning the kaikohau Nau mai Nga hua I say it every time we have kai to my two Pepi. They may not be saying sentence yet but the more I say they are taking it in like a sponge and by time they develop to korero they will be familiar with it.

I will be watching Professor Rangi Matamuas' kōrero on "Living with the stars".

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I have set the challenge to my class to learn the kaikōhau so we can begin Term 3 positively through our expressions of hope. They will make a FLIP video like this and post it to our class page. It's my role to strengthen my confidence in using Te Reo in the classroom so we can create a safe place to learn for all students to be and learn as themselves.

I am beginning my journey in te reo maori via Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, really loving it and I'm supplementing it with a course back home to learn my mita. I am a pākehā/māori, born and bred under te tāwharau o taku tino maunga a Taranaki I want tāku tamariki to learn to tātou nei reo rangatira especially with a new pēpi on the way, so we can reclaim our indigenous identity without decolonising (I am proud pākehā and love my exotic heritage of both polynesia and europe)

We had a community lunch to celebrate Matariki at our centre. We had a display of kaikōhau in many different languages, and said the kaikōhau in te reo Māori before our kai. People brought kai to share, helped with set up and dishes and got to know each other a bit more. It was a great opportunity to build whakawhanaungatanga in our community.

We are finding out more about the stars in the Matariki Cluster and will get up early on July 14 to check them out.

Our wāhine ātaahua, Darcie Price, presented a wonderful workshop on Matariki Hunga Nui - Matariki the Gatherer of People to encourage participants to find ways to celebrate Matariki in their homes and communities. We are posting an idea from the workshop each day this week in the lead up to 14 July. Mānawatia a Matariki!

This year my friends and I are going to the beach to watch Matariki rise in the sky :-)

Some origami and spirograph stars made by my tamahine, Poppy and myself for Matariki at home

We started our very 1st maara kai this year. We had brocolli, silverbeet, bokchoi, spring onions, spinach, beetroot, cauliflower, cabbage, chives and parsley. The produce we harvest was shared out to whanau.

I'm celebrating Matariki by giving young people the opportunity to shine like stars.

I am learning a kaikōhau (expression of hope): Noho ora ana i roto i te mate wareware Living well with dementia

Morena e te iwi! This morning, myself and a friend travelled to Pukekiwiriki Paa to join the Ngati Tamaoho Trust and their ope to star gaze and korero about Matariki. We sung waiata, had karakia and then afterwards were invited to the Ngati Tamaoho Trust whare to korero some more and have parakuihi. My friend and I also work for a Social Services sector and will be celebrating Matariki in our site hui on Wednesdsay, we will be be celebrating Pōhutukawa but bringing something that reminds us of a loved one passed on and share stories about them.

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Waiata moment #Kaikōhau

Got a full weekend, a concert on Friday at Te Papa, then giving back by guiding 2 free weaving workshops on Saturday and Sunday. Sharing my love of raranga and helping people to connect with harakeke. Along with a dash here and there with some yummy Kai. #Kaikōhau

As a Ex Pat from the United States, I am finishing up my course He Papa Tikanga from Te Wanananga o Aotearoa for Matarike this year. I have been here in New Zealand for almost 19 years now and thought it was only right to get involved with Maori culture and learn about it's people. Plus, I get to celebrate my wedding anniversary on Matariki this year.

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During our Matariki Week on the last day of term, we made the stars of Matariki glow using some fun chemistry!

Our Ōtepoti Arts Collective group have been given funding to film a segment for Matariki in Ōtepoti this year. It will be viewed on the water for Mana Moana. This is a segment of our film representing the Solomon Islands. ☺️

Tēnā Koutou Katoa Ko Caryl Reyes tōku ingoa Nō Philippines ōku tīpuna Kei te noho au ki Whakaoriori This year's Matariki, I have made posters of some te reo Māori words and phrases, and posted them on my Facebook personal account to share with my family and friends.

Mānawatia a Matariki! Learning, educating, promoting and encouraging ngā hoa mahi - loud and proud Tonu learning kaikōhau: Nau mai ngā hua Ngau mai ngā pai Nau mai kia nui Kia hāwere ai!

I am an ECE teacher. Matariki is our most favourite event of the year as we celebrate through waiata, art, costume, pukapuka and a shared whanau kai. Our tamariki of all cultures are truly blessed to take part in this very special event. We love MATARIKI! ! !

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Our whānau shared matariki together before half of us go away for the public holiday. We all as a whānau wrote down something/s we’re proud of ourselves this last year for & a goal for the coming year & shared one by one. Burnt them in a little box since it was raining & sent the ashes up to Hiwa-i-terangi. Because it was raining we had to use balloons instead of lanterns but wrote the names of our whānau & friends that we’ve lost & are thinking of & sent those up to Pohutukawa. Lastly we finished off with a big kai. On the public holiday for Matariki I’ll be going up to the urupa to freshen up our whānau. Mānawatia a Matariki! ✨

I used to be a preschool teacher and this is what I had done a year ago to celebrate Matariki. - book reading Waiata - Waitī Waitā…. Tiki dance with the tamariki Greetings in Te Reo Maori

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Took the challenge to learn this kaikōhau, and this old melody jumped out at me, so I had to record it! #Matariki #TeReoMāori #gonnabuildamountain

Our whānau will be in Whanganui A Tara and Sydney for Matariki. We are welcoming a new Pēpi too so are doubly blessed. We are growing and learning together and decolonising our past for a brighter future.

Ka huitahi te whānau whanui ki te manawatia Puanga ā hakari ai.

I will be doing Hangi at Mahi for Te Poutokomanawa. Also starting a fresh outlook for Myself and My son. O te tau hau.

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Manawatia a matariki…Nā Active Explorers Highbrook, Tui Toddlers. . Our tamariki will harvest from our Māra kai and make a soup to share with whanau along with fry bread they will be making. . Korero Purakau/Mahi Toi/Waiata . . hearing about the stories ōf Matariki

Ngā mihi atu kia Koutou We will be celebrating Matariki the Māori New Year in Te Matau a Māui by sharing a coffee with whanau in Cafe’s in Hastings and Napier. Hapi and Mōrena Cafe’s in Napier and New World, DAX and The Potting Shed cafe Pakowhai Gardens in Hastings. Matariki Hunga Nui Honouring those we have lost since the last rising of Matariki Matariki Ahunga Nui Celebrating the present gathering together to give thanks for what we have Matariki Manaako Nui Looking to the future sharing our culture and language with others and hoping for a better new year where people will consider their safety and the safety of others while driving on roads throughout Aotearoa NZ.

Weather permitting, I’ll be in the garden, getting filthy, and talking to my cat.

Tena koutou katoa To acknowledge tangata whenua and the significant of Mānawatia a Matariki, our preschool invited the whānau, and grandparents to celebrate Matariki and shared Kai (hangi) which our preschool provided. Furthermore, this was my presentation of Matariki and nine stars. And each star in the cluster is intrinsically connected and defined with a purpose and a different meaning.

I love matariki love colouring matariki pikitia all on whetu

✨✨Mānawatia a Matariki 2023 - Te Tau Hou Māori ki Te Tari Taiwhenua ✨✨ Matariki Celebrations 2023 at The Department of Internal Affairs (Policy Branch-Level5) ✨I was tasked this project on my first day working in LG. ✨The intention of providing and sharing what I could hoping even a small influence was gained by kaimahi at Te Tari. ✨Mānawatia a Matariki - It means Embrace the Prosperity of Pleiades embarking the dawn of the New Year✨

Kia ora koutou, This Matariki we will be joining our whānau, tamariki, and mokopuna to celebrate and share kai. We will be at a celebration night in our whānau Marae with kai, crafts, crystals and gifts. There will be music, lots of people from the community and of course a hangi! We will be remembering our tūpuna wahine, tūpuna tāne and family members who have passed on. It will be wonderful to be together, while also thinking about our Tupuna. Mānawatia a Matariki tēnā tatoa koutou!

He pai ki ahau te omaoma, ran 100+ Parkrun’s 🏃‍♀️

Spending time with my family and talking about Matariki. Looking at the stars we share what we are grateful for and our hopes and dreams.

My first Matariki Hautapu with my teina, Aimee and cuzzies, Grace and J'Adoube, and our Heke Poutuarongo Reo whānau at Te Wānanga o Raukawa