Matariki 2021

Share your Matariki moment

Sitting down for a meal with friends, family or colleagues over Matariki? We would love to see photos of how you celebrated! You can also learn a kaikōhau here and use it to bring in the Māori new year.


Share your moment

Tēnā koutou katoa...

To celebrate Matariki we did a hikoi up our local maunga for karakia and waiata at dawn and then we...

Our class talked about Matariki and coloured stars to show the Matariki cluster on our wall...

Kia ora,...

Im only new to this knowledge so this year for Matariki, I can only celebrate the planting of that seed...

Matariki, thinking of our dear departed grandmother and sharing kai with the Whānau/Aiga...

Our Matariki moment...

We sewed and hung 9 Matariki stars across our church...

One of many special moments for Matariki was our tamariki at Daycare making Korowai together...

This is Hiraani Maaka, who hosted Matariki celebrations at the RSA in Takapau in Tamatea- Central Hawke's Bay ...

A beautiful kai with our kura and whānau, such a great turn out - 130 students, 60 whānau members, 10...

Shared my rā whakangahau moments with my friends nō Te Whare Reo o Tukarere...

Matariki this year felt really enriching and empowering...

Kaitahi at work 🙌🏼 Hangi, raw fish, steam pudding and custard followed by games and waiata ❤️...

Workplace had a kaitahi to celebrate puanga here in Taranaki...

At a Matariki themed work gala dinner 🌟...

Sharing my culture and Kai with my learners...

For Matariki we celebrated by having a massive whānau dinner in Tauranga Moana with our tamariki & mokopuna ...

Our school held its first Matariki whānau night, we had kai, enjoyed waiata, went on a whetu hunt, celebrated art,...

A one time moment to see four generations together...

Robert McDonald a man all about Matariki and all the customs that derive within te āo māori...

"Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi!...

Centennial Park School-Te Kura Rautau held a Matariki kaitahi at the marae before the holidays...

As a Matariki Celebration Activation in AKL CBD weekend markets...

Lighting the Beacons festival at Paraparaumu Beach, great event with lots of people of all ages...

Waiting for the fireworks on Pito-One beach with the kids!...

My daughter's preschool friends (Under 2) all brought in a veggie to make a collaborative veggie soup for all the...

My class of students made a collaborative Matariki poster using what the students decided were Matariki colours - blues and...

I harvested my yacon that I grew for one year...

We hosted 2 rad Matariki events at Whammy Bar in Karangahape Road featuring rock'n'roll bands with strong Māori whakapapa...

Waiheke Island Matariki performance day across all the learning institutes on the island...

Each of our teams was given a star to learn about and make decorate...

Whanau break with my most favourite little being, my first and only mokopuna for now!...

Staff in our office were organised into seven groups - each ropu were assigned one of the whetu, the purpose...

Whanake mai ngā Mata o Te Ariki!...

This year was our first year understanding matariki ...

A magic Matariki moment for me, she visited to dried her wings whilst it rained outside...

Te Kura Takiwa O Manganuiowae had a wonderful "Matariki" celebration performance by our Y1-8 students followed by a hangi lunch...

We leant to weave starts, I then taught my colleagues as a work celebration and then my daughter...

I haere mātou ki Lumberjack mini golf ki Motion Entertainment tākaro ai, ā whai muri i tena i haere mātou...

I really wanted to celebrate MATARIKI so I decorated my kitchen made had a homemade feast...

Te whanau a Kaiaio te hapu...

Learning how to weave puti puti at my daughters kura...

My Matakiri star to honour my wife and Maori heritage ...

Our Whanau student Leaders and dads helping prepare our Matariki school hangi at Waiuku Primary School...

This year I celebrated by making this manu tukutuku...

My earlier picture so posted may not have come out to well but I was not disappointed when I got...

My daughter did this in her classroom at school and then they served soup to whānau ❤️...

At our Clevedon Scout group end of term camp fire, we chose Pohutukawa to remember those past...

Kei te ako ahau ki Te Wānanga o Aotearoa i Te Ara Reo Maori...

This is the kids having a go with fire Battons at the Te Kopuru Community matariki light festival...

Matariki at Forte Hospital, Christchurch...

I haere au au ki a ponsonby kia whakaako I pana kia tuituia he matariki paraikete, I a Matariki wananga...

This was my perfect moment and best sighting I’ve ever had of the cluster 😊...

✨ Matariki 2021✨...

We had the most wonderful Matariki craft sessions at the library...

Whānau from afar were visiting and so I decided at the last moment that we could actually have a special...

Our whānau went out to enjoy a Matariki meal to tautoko a local restaurant...

My 3 tamariki - Te Hapai, Waimarama and Paikea - enjoying a rare waffles parakuihi to celebrate Matariki...

This year for Matariki we held a whānau hui for the community at our church...

Kia Ora ...

Dawn karakia at Orakei marae, privileged to be hosted by Ngāti Whatua Orakei...

We had a whānau get together to celebrate Matariki...

This year we have shared a meal for Matariki, while learning the kaikōhau...

Kia Ora ...

We were fortunate enough to take a family holiday in Wānaka during Matariki...

At work we acknowledged Matariki and it's significance every morning, through koorero, prayer, waiata, playing games, sharing stories and learning...

We lit our whole whare with only jar candles and fairy lights, and used candle lanterns to go outside...

We had an awesome night!...

Celebrating Matariki with my son at his Matariki Disco at Kindy ...

We had an awesome night!...

Sharing our Matariki with our son remembering whānau that have passed away - Pohutukawa...

I spent Matariki with my fur buddy Pipi at the ocean and reflected on how privileged I am to live...

Our kura had a Matariki rotation week where our tamariki got to opt into one of several fun activities all...

We had a Matariki noho with our aakonga...

Nature & Environment ...

Learning and then teaching 160 tamariki the Matariki song by Rahera Davies...

I whāngai whetū mātau ko tōku whānau i te atapō o 4 o Hūrae...

This year Matariki was a big part of learning with my year 3 class...

Reading and learning about the nine stars of Matariki at this event with my children ...

He pikitia na taku pukapuka...

My friends and I celebrated with a time of reflection and some kai with the dawn stars at sunrise...

Our school celebrated Matariki day by having our whānau come in and have have fry bread,a shared lunch, games and...

My Matariki moment was with my whanau we as a whanau had come together to have amazing memories of what...

Time with whanau reflecting on the stories of our tipuna...

Lucky to be able to celebrate Matariki at work with my workmates...

We decided to celebrate Matariki, Māori New Year, by choosing a star and bringing it to our wāhi mahi...

My son Isaac was celebrating matariki with his Kindy...

Ko te kaitahi, ko te nohotahi, ko te takarotahi me to matou whanau te tino kaiköhau...

KA WHATI TE TAI, KA PAO TE TOREA...

Our Matariki,was having our whanau met at our sister Hines whare ,bring a shared plate 🍽 of kai , played...

We celebrated our Matariki learning at Oromahoe School with a hot chocolate!...

We had an awesome lesson from one of our Whānau who is a lecturer at University about how to find...

This year Matariki celebration has been super special to us...

Om nom nom shared a feed with my daughter and we talked through a kaikōhau together...

As Matariki comes to an end, my workplace held a shared hakari to celebrate...

Making a framed depiction of Matariki, and teaching my tamariki the names of ngā whetū o te kahui o Matariki,...

we committed to this karakia to begin sessions together - that we might be bound together in peace...

Taken during our Matariki celebrations at mahi...