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.


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Taken during our Matariki celebrations at work...

As a Principal, you envision opportunities to honour our incredible country and the rich culture of our Māori community...

This year, I celebrated Matariki at my sons daycare...

Matariki Puanga, on this morning i was standing up Te Rerenga Wairua beginning our hīkoi for the Stop SNA Survey...

Kia ora everyone...

For my Matariki Moment, we had a Whanau Dinner and watched the stars...

Happy Matariki 2021...

Kia ora, I was keen to see Matariki from my home in Christchurch...

We attended my son's Kura for a Matariki celebration early one morning...

Ahi kaa - Maramataka Matakriki ki Katihiku pa, Ōtaki...

I viewed Matariki this year next to the moana, listening to the crashing of the waves, birds chirping, immersed in...

This is our potiki, she had a Matariki kapahaka festival, then as a whanau we walked into her maunga tapu...

Our Whanau in Kaikoura, enriched by the sight and breath of our mighty Tohora, graced with the flight of our...

Our Matariki moment was taking the nephew's on a tour through the Karangahape Gorge walk, I tried to get them...

On Sunday July 11th 2021, Matariki was celebrated by the Rotorua Japanese Playgroup Families at Tangatarua Marae (Toi Ohomai Institute...

It was a chilly start to matariki in Turangi, our whanau and friends joined us at dawn to celebrate and...

Here in Whanganui we celebrate the start of Puanga down by our awa before dawn with the flame arriving on...

Celebrating matariki puanga by the Manawatu Awa with whanau...

Reflecting with our work whanau on the year that was, in an awesome spot up the hill with the most...

Kia ora, sharing on behalf of AUT (video link: https://vimeo...

We (my whānau and mahi) have spent all month celebrating mātāriki...

We walked to the top of the hill at the end of the street...

Whanau Kai ...

Celebrating Matariki at Ngā Hau e Whā o Paparārangi Marae followed by parakuihi...

My students and I really enjoyed working through Matariki this term...

Each morning at Sofitel Wellington Hotel our Leadership team has a Luxury Forum to discuss the previous days activities and...

Our Ministry of Education team in Kaitāia decided to a Matariki lunch as a joyous welcoming of the new year...

The Te Kura Hamilton staff invited Ngāti Māhanga Kaumatua to a Matariki lunch at our Tari - the picture is...

I recently started a new job for a wonderful kaupapa Maori organisation...

This was taken at Ahi Kā, on Wellington’s waterfront, which I took my nephew and nieces to...

Kia ora koutou...

Kia ora...

I was honoured to have had the opportunity to teach and sing a lovely Waiata composed by Rahera Davis...

Since moving back home to Aotearoa a couple of years ago I have realised just how special Matariki is...

My whānau attended the Glenbrook Railway Matariki Lights night in Waiuku...

I took my beautiful mokopuna Azahlea Harding to our local celebration at Seminoff Stadium in Whangarei there was music, a...

Kia Ora team, my Matariki moment was getting my rugby club in Dunedin to support the kaupapa which brought the...

We got the whānau together, began with a karakia kai, then shared the food we brought...

Whanau & ihoa enjoyed the awesome displays @ te-whanganui-a-tara...

I kaitahi mātou ko aku tauira nō te tau tekau, ā, i mauria mai ētahi kai e hāngai ana ki...

At my workplace my colleagues and I made stars to put on our board which was displayed for everyone...

I have never celebrated Matariki before this year...

Council run Matariki Festival here in Whakatū ended with a magnificent firework display!...

To celebrate Matariki, the Utilities Disputes team shared kai, collected donations for Wellington City Mission, and had a korero about...

At Adventure School our Y5/6 syndicate learned about the Umukohukohu ceremony which culminated in shared kai, with students bringing in...

my mokos having an xmas photo at nannys...

Each year we come together as a studio to reflect on the year that has been, welcome our new people...

Saw a shooting star when I looked up in the sky and greeted Matariki and learned the kaikōhau of my...

My Matariki moment is a feeling...

I learnt and shared the kaikōhau at the Health Quality & Safety Commission as part of our all day Matariki...

A still dawn over Whanganui-a-Tara meant perfect viewing of Puanga and Matariki...

This year I embraced Matariki attending the Living with the stars with Rangi Matamua...

Year 3 and 4 at Selwyn House School were beginning their new How We Express Ourselves Unit of Inquiry, Star...

I am kaimahi at Te Whanau o Waipareira and was asked to represent at Kelston Intermediate School for Matariki...

we travelled for wananga and had karakia at Waikato Awa...

Our mātāmua watches the day break over Raukawa Moana after getting up early for our kaitahi with Whānau Tupu Ngātahi...

Kai from my whanau & garden to share with my mahi whanau...

Kaitahi shared by our Island Bay Playcentre Whānau after seeing the stars!...

Prawns #Kaitahi @ CCS Disability Action Tairawhiti...

Our Matariki celebration feast...

Te Ahurutanga our maaori leadership programme at Waikato ...

Gotta have that Rewana and real Butter :) #Kaitahi @ CCS Disability Action Tairawhiti...

Gotta have that Rewana and real Butter :) #Kaitahi @ CCS Disability Action Tairawhiti...

Too celebrate our whānau and friends climbed our local maunga before sunrise to view the matariki stars...

I attended an awesome hui organised by Kūwaha discussing star navigation - it was held at Park Road Post Productions...

Community celebrating the new beginnings of Matariki, welcoming three new tumuaki...

My ESOL kids made a collaborative picture to celebrate Matariki...

Being at the tangi of my kuia rangatira 94 years of age...

At our ece we had a week of celebrations, kai with whanau every lunchtime that the tamariki prepared, and a...

Kia ora!...

Celebrating Matariki with staff at Mercy Hospital with a Hangi...

Tēnā Koutou te whānau, ...

Nau mai haere mai ki te huihui o Matariki - Our 2 day event in Wainuiomata had over 3000 people...

It was a really special year for me to truly celebrate matariki for the first time...

We celebrated Matariki by sharing kai...

Kia Ora e Te whanau!...

I enjoyed an evening with my daughter and son in law, watching the Auckland Bridge lights and reciting our favourite...

We created a harakeke tower with stars filled with tamarki dreams and aspirations...

At Springlands Kindergarten we spent the term learning about ngā whetū o Matariki...

We hosted our 1st Annual Matariki Gala Event at our kura this year...

We shared time with Whānau and gave thanks with Kai ...

We celebrated Matariki at our full-immersion te reo Māori Playcentre, Te Puna Reo (at Silverdale Playcentre)...

Our whānau had an awesome Matariki moment...

Kai after waka ama with Te Tai O Aorere checking out te atakura ☺️...

Our trip to Rotorua for Matariki - Redwoods night lights ...

We travelled to Tumutumuwhenua Marae, Orakei in Tamaki Makaurau for a Sunday kapahaka practice with our roopu Te Kapahaka o...

Te kura waenga o Tirohanga - Monrad Intermediate kapa Hakka team Nga iti Rearea at Hotumanawa Marae Palmerston North Hautapu...

Mō te mātahi o te tau i āta whai oranga au...

We had whānau gather from all around to spend time together...

My daughter's day care held a shared kai for dinner...

We got to attend the Matariki korero by Ngati Paoa on Waiheke Island...

Our tamariki brought in vegetables to make friendship soup...

Matariki - Wellington Harbour - Fireworks Display...

Community hangi for the East Otago High School community...

Ka hanga matou i etahi ahi hei whakamaumahara i Nga mate Kua wheturangi tia...

For matariki, the senior reo classes of whangarei boys high prepared a hangi kaitahi...

For Matariki this year myself and a couple other fathers went down to our kids school and put a hungi...

During our Matariki celebrations our tamariki engaged in lots of exciting activities, including weaving...

At Mahi, I created this collage as part of our team and office celebrations...