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

I welcomed Matariki with a personal, introspective walk at sunrise with Silo Theatre’s *Mauri Tau* experience playing in my ears...

My whanau and I celebrated Matariki at my daughter’s Kohanga disco...

We had a shared hangi at mahi...

it's all about love sharing connections with the whanau and the community awesome time celebrating different menu food variety and...

We are an early childcare centre and we spent a whole week doing lots of different activities...

This year I learned that kites are important to Matariki so we went to the gardens to fly kites...

Kia Ora!...

Matariki Weekend roadie dusk on Desert Rd...

Watching the fireworks in Te Whanganui-a-Tara...

My incredible 9yo daughter studies the signs of matariki and wandered her way through the stars in search of them:...

I hīkoi mātou ki te tihi o Te Ahumairangi ki Poneke...

Ahi ka Ki poneke...

Our whānau gathered together to have a kai (a couple of weeks ago) and to spend time remembering whānau and...

I am the Māori Prefect at my high school, we organised heaps of activities during the wiki for our kura...

I haere au me toku whanau ki Manea Nga Tapuwae o Kupe!...

My 2 children enjoying the Matariki kite/mana tukutuku at Ferguson park in Matua, Tauranga Moana...

We had a special Matariki Day doing activities about the 9 stars and then to conclude we all came together...

This was the first year we got up out of bed to experience our first Matariki...

We held a school assembly to celebrate Puanga...

I haere mātou ki Te Reo Matahīapo Matariki Reo Wānanga kei Ngā Whare Waatea Marae...

This was the first time for me to see Matariki rise...

I kai tahi, i waiata tahi hoki tāku akomanga ki Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiarangi hei whakanui i i te...

My daughter performed in Matariki with kotuku kapahaka group for matariki at Te Atatu North marae coalition gathering with other...

This year i celebrated Matariki by learning more about Matariki and sharing my learning with my tamariki...

Our team gathered for some kai, and a Matariki quiz, then we learned the kaikōhau together...

Ko tēnei tā tātou whangai i te hautapu te tuatahi...

We celebrated Matariki with our whānau in Te Rakipaewhenua...

Magical night at Otaki beach , even the Orcas came to celebrate 🐳🐋...

Grace...

We spent matariki in Te Taitokerau at our nanny’s on the farm where we could get the best views of...

Little ahi to keep us warm so we can stay up and get a look at Whanui's celestial kumara...

Our year 8 art learners created this mural of kai moana, the Matariki stars and the moon for a celebration...

Attending the Matariki celebrations again at Te Whanganui a Tara waterfront was awesome with my daughter...

Whanau get together for Matariki this time in Katikati, always good times jamming :)...

Kia Ora, I made a Matariki star memory game for my workplace...

Our Children learnt about the stars in the Matariki cluster...

Te Miro School shares Matariki night with the Te Miro Community under the stars...

My birthday fell on the first day of Matariki this year, my beautiful son Apera launched his EP “Ka Rere...

Marlborough: Redwoodtown School's inaugural Matariki Celebration Hangi...

I made a Matariki star memory game for my workplace...

Discovery School Matariki celebration ontop of Mercury Way in Whitby, Porirua...

Catering kai as in dinner for rua tekau ma tane at Te Whare Korowai o Kirikiriroa on Wednesday 30th June...

As an under 2s infant and toddler teacher our team decided this year to have a share kai gathering in...

We made whetū harakeke to decorate our whare for Matariki this year and my tama and I learnt all their...

Kia Ora ...

This is the first year my tamariki and i have attempted to try and partake in Matariki celebrations...

To celebrate Matariki I haeretahi matou ko toku whānau ki tetahi Cafe kai ai...

Every year it is a pleasure to teach my tauira about Matariki...

He whakaahua tēnei mai i te Kura Reo ki Ōtaki...

Eastwest College Community had a wonderful evening of remembrance, of kai, waiata and a whole lot of laughter...

This is my daughter the day before her School Matariki performance she and a friend of theirs were a "Fire...

NZMA Waikato level 5 Culinary students (majority international) learned about Matariki through a 9 course degustation using classic Maori Kai...

Warming by the fires at ahi ka, in Pōneke, listening to good kōrero and thinking of our tupuna...

This photo taken at Te Papa at 6am we also had the Dawn ceremony follow by speeches and Kai ...

In my class, we learned the names of the 9 Matariki stars, created little books to illustrate what we learned...

This was just before we cooked our kai and had an awesome korero about matariki and shared good times and...

I whakarite haerenga mo TKKM o Te Parehuia ki Ātea ā Rangi...

A dozen of us booked out a whole lodge in Golden Bay, to wānanga for 10 days over the Matariki...

My matariki was amazing I talked to my family ...

I got my Moko Kauae on the first day of Matariki 🥰 My whānau and I come together to prep...

I huitahi matou i Kumara ki te whakanui i nga mahi o nga marama e ono kua pahure ake nei,...

I noho mātou me te whānau ki te whakarongo ki ngā kōrero a Rangi mō Matariki...

Our senior students of our school prepared a hangi for our parents and caregivers...

I invited everyone across our business to join my team on our floor for a shared lunch, about 50 people...

My two favourite moments of this matariki ✨ My siblings and I put on a kai to give thanks to...

Made Māori bread for Matariki with our tamariki...

As a whānau we got to attend our local Puketapapa matariki kite day...

My son wanted to learn to make A poi, So we got together the materials that we needed and got...

Ka noho mātou i raro i te maru o Titiraupenga - he Maunga Rangatira...

First time celebrating Matariki with my iwi...

Te hautapu o Ngati Pikiao ki te tihi o Haumingi!...

Spent Matariki 2021 harvesting Kumarahou in the Kaipara with my 6 year old ...

Dawn cruise run through Chris jolly and Tuwharetoa to watch the first day of matariki returning to our skies...

Prepped 800 hangi for our school fundraiser for Matariki ...

An early morning in chilly Victorian to witness the beautiful morning sky...

Taniora’s first Matariki at Glen Innes Te Ara Rama Matariki Light Trail...

A hākari to close off our pōwhiri for our Whangārei tourism business gathering held at Terenga Paraoa Marae...

Went to watch my daughter perform in her school kapahaka group & their class had a hangi...

Matariki party to share kai and good times with extended whānau...

Pō Matariki mo Te whānau o Mawake Te Kohanga Reo ki Turangi...

I haere mātou ko aku tauira ki Rārangi kia kite ai i te putanga o Matariki...

My Matariki taringas!...

Beautiful day with my partner with Moutohorā Island behind him , Ataahua day to spend with my special person,...

In the early hours of June 18th tamariki of View Road School, Waiuku, gathered to watch the lighting of the...

Our little whānau had a meal out and visited a local Matariki light show - it was our first time...

Ka noho mātou i raro i te maru o Titiraupenga - he Maunga Rangatira...

I got up early to see the matariki star cluster...

For Matariki we had our whānau over for shared kai and to watch the fire works display at New Brighton...

The tamariki in my Year 2 class created these painting of the Matariki Stars...

My two tuakana and I visited the Matariki Festival at Silo Park in Auckland...

Baking day with the kids...

Enjoying the Tīrama Mai Matariki experience in Christchurch...

So proud to watch my son take a lead role in the hapa haka group of Wainuiomata Primary School at...

We gathered at dawn as a roopu on Maungarei for karakia, waiata, make our food offering, and sent wishes and...

My daughter and I at the Matariki you Marama light festival in Kaikohe with mahi from her school...

Our Kapa Haka Rōpū performed at the Hospital for their Mataiki event...

Spent a night in Auckland CBD with the kids, this is my oldest son Jerome @ the Aotea night market...

We had a whānau dinner complete with fried bread...

Nau Mai ngā Hua...

Matariki was extra special this year as our Tamariki at Te Puna Reo o Ngati Manawa got to experience a...