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

My 4yo daughter telling me about her matariki experience ⭐️ 💛 💫 ...

Celebrating Matariki while visiting Auckland...

I am an ece teacher of Te Whare Aroha o nga Mokopuna in Flaxmere Hawkesbay...

Visiting whānau in Auckland x...

Dramatic flame bursts light up the Wellington Matariki sky...

I haere mātau ko tõku whānau ki te awa o Whanganui ki tuku karanga, karakia, mõteatea ki te põhiri mai...

Attended the Ahi Ka festival in Wellington...

Our Wānaka Primary School tamariki performed on the shores of Lake Wānaka at the community Matariki festival...

I'm a Teacher Aid Horahora Primary School in Northland...

Celebrated with whanau by trying out for the first time, Pataka Kai Restaurant in Rotorua...

Growing up I didn't know much about Matariki until I had my children...

My sons Kindy celebrated Matariki with an awesome light party at night earlier this month...

This is a work my 5 year old daughter made at school as part of her learning, depicting her whanau...

I haere tāku whānau i te Waitomo...

Tēna Koutou,...

I took my babies, just us three, to the lake for them to see...

Me and my tama went to watch matariki fireworks 😍...

Te hautapu ki te Motutapu o Tinirau...

He ataahua te hui Matariki nei ki Defence House...

We honoured Waitaha's last prophet Manu Aute at Lake Ohau...

This is my Matariki moment, ensuring the knowledge of our tupuna is continued on with our future generations...

My Matariki moment involved spending time with whānau and learning more about culture over Kai ...

I am in my second year of learning Te Reo Māori, currently in full immersion...

We had shared morning tea at school...

Whāngai i te hautapu...

My matariki moment was sharing a hakari with my whanau at home to celebrate my aunt's 80th birthday celebration...

Talking with my clients in a therapeutic setting using appropriate Te reo Māori terms...

To celebrate Matariki, our organisation learnt a Matariki waiata; we listened to Professor Rangi Matamua (YouTube) share about Matariki; we...

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Tonga O Hokianga...

At our high school our kāhui māori group ran workshops for our year 9 classes to make poi, harakeke putiputi...

There were so many moments this matariki, we were very blessed...

I organised a matariki lunch at the hospital where I work - the emergency department and Hauora Māori team got...

This year our kura Te Rangihakahaka was invited to the Hautapu on Mokoia Island, ki Rotorua...

This picture was taken at my Son's daycare...

Matariki pukapuka reading & activities at the Hamilton City Libraries...

To celebrate Matariki I took my son star gazing to show him how amazing our solar system is :)...

We celebrated Matariki at our work by creating a Matariki menu...

We attended Matariki festival at Silo park and enjoyed spending quality time with fanau and eating the delicious food from...

I haere ahau me ta matou akomanga (Te Tohu Paetahi) me aku tamariki ki Moturiki...

Nō ēnei rā tata nei i whai wāhi atu ki te ako i ngā hua nui o Matariki...

Nga mihinui koutou katoa💕 2021 is the best matariki in my 51years on earth✨ Hei aha ai? Because I broke...

As a Whanau we tried to fill our matariki time with as many activities that helps us feel our Maoritanga...

I haere ahau me ta matou akomanga (Te Tohu Paetahi) me aku tamariki ki Moturiki...

Room 8 tauira learning how to raranga stars, fish and a ball using harakeke with Whaea Hei...

Te Ahurutanga 2021 - matariki wananga at Te Piruru Papakainga Marae, Te Kuiti...

I wanted an interactive way to get my colleagues involved with Matariki, and celebrate our loved ones who have passed...

Whaea Hei Sisepi sharing her talent and love for raranga using harakeke with the awesome tauira in Room 2...

Whaea Hei Sisepi sharing her talent and love for raranga using harakeke with the awesome tauira in Room 2...

I learnt the kaikōhau and was thankful to be able to take my daughter to catch up with my whānau...

I spent matariki in new Brighton beach, Christchurch with my children...

I decorated the windows of the buildings around our school with messages and designs celebrating Matariki...

Te ramaroa...

Pic - I decorated and created my Matariki Star (on right) placed it on the wall by my mokopuna!...

For our Matariki moment this year at Spreydon Baptist Community Early Learning Centre we prepared Kai together and made a...

Pic - I decorated and created my Matariki Star (on right) placed it on the wall by my mokopuna!...

#Matariki moment...

Matariki ahunga nui...

I grew tomatoes by seed from New world little garden!...

This is how our Kaitaia Primary Y0-2 tamariki celebrated Matariki 2021...

Taku Ao...

Our tamariki celebrating mātāriki, getting together with all the local schools...

I te moata o te ata i hīkoi tātou ko tōku whānau ki te matatihi o Pukeatua, tātou ko taku...

We celebrated Matariki at the moana in Otautahi...

My Matariki 2021 was spent celebrating by taking my own photos of Matariki, enjoying the beautiful lights and activities I...

Tēnei te matatau kia eke whakatū Matariki ki te rangi!...

My matariki moment, Is where I spend some time with my whanau around the bong fire, Share stories about the...

Early morning Matariki walk up Isthmus Peak near Hawea - a bit cold!...

My daughter showing her Māmā the matariki showpiece at daycare...

Seeing Matariki & Maunga Aoraki in the morning!...

My weekly art class had their debut exhibition of their Matariki art at the Kumeū Arts Centre...

Shared kai with loved ones and set some korerotia te reo goals with my work mate, learnt the Kaikohau and...

Kaitahi at Te Atawhai childcare centre...

Tangaroa Kiokio rising over Ruapehu while we waited for our ahi to heat up our hangi stones for our Hautapu...

Our whaanau celebrated our first Matariki together this year...

#kaitahi - Titi, kina, smoked fish, rewana bread and Kai from all corners of the world was shared with kaimahi...

I spent my Matariki preparing a hungi for service users at the luck venue in palmerston north...

Our whānau shared memories of tūpuna who have passed...

I whakanuia a Matariki e mātou ki te Marae o Opārure tata ki te tāone o Te Kūiti...

Ake Accounting and Lightning Hub Whakatane celebrating Matariki with all tenants and members...

We ran a competition at our school, Taupo Primary, where children had to draw and write what the plan to...

At mahi, we released the hautapu to te Rangi as we finished karakia...

Celebrating Matariki in Tāmaki Makaurau...

The Tamariki at Matangirau Kindergarten in Te Wairoa welcomed Matariki through making manu aute and also creating and decorating ngā...

My akomanga collaborated on a poster of Matariki and her daughters...

The clouds we covering the stars that morning, so Matua got a group of tamariki to represent Matariki...

Our whānau gathered together and wrote notes to our loved ones who have passed which were then attached to lanterns...

My granddaughter Nelle entranced by the light tree at Matariki celebrations at Founders Park Nelson...

I sat with my students whilst we ate a beautiful hangi lunch and talked about people who inspire us...

Matariki concert - building whanaungatanga with our ECE centre and our local School...

My friends and I decided to take up a cycling class on this special day to celebrate new beginnings, a...

Following a shared kai, We spent the night around the fire stargazing/locating matariki with family and close friends...

Making the space for whānau of the classrooms to come in and share some kai to celebrate Puaka Matariki...

Our son's kindy had a Matariki Disco where the kids dressed up as their favourite superhero...

Matariki Celebrations with my siblings on 2/7/21...

This photo was taken at 5:30am in Pōrangahau - kaimahi Māori in a govt organisation traveled to Kuwaka Marae, Pōrangahau...

Making memories with my moko at Matai Whetu Marae remembering those we have lost...

Kia ora - one of my favourite Matariki moments this year has been my class making God's eyes to represent...

During this Matariki, I published one pocket book: "Te reo, Chinese and English 100" assist more Chinese to understand Te...

We spent the day gathering Kai moana for our mātāriki hākari, great day spent with work mates, and our first...

Grandad teaching his moko to fish...