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

We had a raranga workshop in our office...

I was staying at Castlepoint & got up supper early 5...

I organised a school wide hāngī hakari...

We do not Celebrate Matariki as our Koro Taranaki is in the way of the Matariki star we celebrate Puanga...

At my workplace we split everyone into 4 teams...

I just spent it at hone and read up the meaning of Matsriki as this is all new to me...

My son leading a play on Matariki as they travel around Aotearoa...

I love this photo that I took of myself ...

Rangi Matamua presented to our staff about Matariki to expand their knowledge...

Hi my boyfriend is a Maori and he is always speaking te ori 2 me and he's the best boyfriend...

This little human is my Matariki moment every year...

This year at our workplace, we embraced Matariki completely and celebrated the new year together across the north Island with...

My Daughter's Matariki moment was welcoming our new Kune Kune piglets...

At kura, we organised a week of Matariki activities, such as kai, harakeke weaving, poi lessons and an assembly and...

5:30am, Te Kura Tuarua o Te Oko Horoi / Cambridge High School - Te Whāngai i ngā whetū...

Kia Ora Whanau Im so Excited to b receiving a Hoddie in the Next Couple of Weeks I live in...

This pikitia was taken at Tauwhare Pa in Ohope, Bay of Plenty, during a Matariki event series run by the...

My Matariki moment is having hangi with my tane❤💫...

Our tumuaki retired and in the last day of term we added this to her farewell speech...

Kia ora...

Our boys Beau and Jai set up a Matariki breakfast for their whanau...

My tāne and I went away for the weekend to celebrate Matariki and the beginning of a new year for...

Te pō whakangahau o Matariki I to mātou Kohanga Reo o Paparakau Tuarua...

Whanau is all around us, share our hopes and dreams, support and love each other...

Three generations of whanau shared kai and games and made these star biscuits...

As women of different cultures we gathered together to not only share our love of the Moana (Ocean) but to...

As women of different cultures we gathered together to share our love of the moana (ocean) and to share our...

My Nana, Beatrice (Waitaha/Kāti Māmoe/Kai Tahu) died 28 years ago, deeply hurt with mamae passed down to her...

We had a family dinner party last night to celebrate Matariki...

This is a Boil up in a pie,, meat from the pork bones,,watercress, and potatoes...

This is our moko Harvey learning some te reo Māori o Taranaki from his Koro...

This was my first year celebrating matariki in which our whanau gathered and had a shared kai...

Nau mai ngā hua,...

Our extended whānau come together each year to celebrate Matariki mid winter with our neighbors...

Sitting with my whanau & being proud to be Maori & talking & preparing for Matariki 2022...

My parents are visiting from Invercargill whom we haven't seen for 6 months so took this opportunity to learn the...

This is a photo of my dad's waka team enjoying the stars of Matariki...

Kia Ora, ...

Myself and some work colleagues watched and welcomed Matariki in on Maungarei...

He pai te wā Matariki!...

Going down south island for matarik over the ocean and land we traveled into the night...

My whānau and neighborhood came together to celebrate Matariki as part of a community celebration...

From the North to the central plateau...

On the 2nd of July our little whānau awoke at 4...

Whakanui ai mātou i a Matariki i ngā pò whakangahau, whakawhanaunga, ā whakanui i ngā angitū o te tau kua...

With my mahi we watched a video from professor Rangi Matamua about matariki, had a kai and did a DIY...

My tuakana has veen very ill lately and moved into her new beautiful whare...

He kai hakari tenei...

Welcomed Matariki in with Taonga Puoro in Tāranaki - as I’m down their for mahi...

Kia Ora,...

Grateful to be sleeping under the same heavenly Matariki as my whanau in Aotearoa...

Koinei te tau tuatahi kua whakanui ahau i te matariki...

Te Reo is a beautiful language and I am proud to finally learn it bilingually...

We had an online Matariki celebration as we are still wary of getting together kanohi ki te kanohi here in...

CCS Disability Action Tairawhiti sharing a beautiful afternoon tea together 🫖🍽Celebrating Te Reo Maori 😜 and Matariki 💫⭐🌟🌠🌌...

CCS Disability Action Tairawhiti sharing a beautiful afternoon tea together 🫖🍽Celebrating Te Reo Maori 😜 and Matariki 💫⭐🌟🌠🌌...

I got to mark Matariki with kai with my whanau...

Kia ora my name is conor Iove coffee and all things geeky and pop culture...

Toia mai te tau hau...

As a Maori woman, I am on a journey of reclaiming my identity in all shapes and forms, both professionally...

We joined a Matariki Evening at my boys’ daycare last week...

We celebrated with our Little Wonders whanau!...

Te po Matariki o Te Kohanga Reo o Terere...

The tamariki sung this song at our Hari Matariki celebration...

Kia ora I recently supported 5 of my people I support in the job I do which is being a...

I made a peace of digital artwork I call it matariki nights...

I love the matariki stars so here's some digtual artwork I made of stars in the night sky...

I made dinner with māmā...

Nau mai ngā hua, nau mai ngā pai, nau mai kia nui, kia hāwere ai...

This year for my Matariki moment, I organised and sold 130 hangi to fundraiser for wānanga trip for students at...

Viewing Matariki before Tama-nui-te-rā rises with my Māori leadership course whānau on a crisp morning at Te Paerahi Beach in...

Our staff took part in our Kemu Matariki...

Nga tamariki ki Uenuku marae Moeraki...

Nau mai e na hua...

Kia ora!...

I waananga maatou ko eetahi o aku hoa ki te ako i te reo maaori...

Our tamariki chose to have a "feast" to celebrate Matariki so we encouraged them to have a kaitahi and learn...

I took this photo of Te Waka o Rangi and Matariki rising before dawn as one of many of my...

After a lot of hard work recruiting other whānau from our community, we managed to get together to put on...

A Kainga project waanaga...

Whanau kotahitanga Whakanui matou te huritau o taku iramutu...

Whiua e Te Tawhirimatea...

We had a shared mid winter kirihimete/matariki dinner to celebrate the end of matariki with friends and family from around...

Whānāungatānga I te tuatahi - Hāpai te Hauora Ki te tāngātā Ki te whānāu, te hapu, te Iwi ...

Kai for me means bringing whanau together, creating food from the love we have for each other...

I have found it ataahua...

I am a baker for the charity GBB - this morning I baked a lime and coconut cake and homemade...

Gifts for my mokopuna Charlotte Matariki Kirkwood for her birthday ...

Kia ora tātou,...

For Matariki we got together as a community and celebrated all as one ☝️ we acknowledged loved ones that have...

My workmates and I decided to make soup for our other workmates to celebrate Matariki...

I went to a Matariki festival and was quite alot of stuff to do kapa haka performance Bathgate park held...

I mātakitaki mātou i ā mātou tamariki (o te kōhanga reo tae atu rā ki te wharekura) e whakaatu mai...

I haere matou ki te moana ki te titiro ki ngā whetu, I kaitahi matou ki te whakanuia matariki...

Getting to spend time with my friends and whanau and share some kai and reflect on the kaikohau while being...

Wellington Fireworks!...

Over the past few years I have been a lonely voice in my whānau trying to get everyone on board...

We created stones of hope ...

Matariki this year was very special...