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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My baby performing for our first ever matatiki festival in Te Puke 🙌🏾❤️...

Celebrating Matariki has become a bit of a tradition at my place of work (4Sight Consulting), and it's something our...

Presenting the Origin Story of Matariki during Greytowns Festival of Christmas in the old heritage church in cobblestones Greytown...

Kia Ora ...

Ko Koro George teenei...

I huihui ai tekau mā rua ngā hoa, hei whakanui i te kaupapa Matariki...

Celebrating Matariki - learning how to make wahakura for our pepi...

Celebrating Matariki and my son's 6th birthday with Whānau...

Watching my moko perform with his kura kaupapa maori o piripono at the otara kai village ki otara...

This year was my first time actually learning more about Matariki, and te tau hou Måori...

We at Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao replaced our all staff Christmas party with an all staff Matariki...

I tangohia tēnei whakaahua e au i tērā tau...

Nau mai ngā hua...

Discovery School in Porirua has been celebrating Matariki with dawn celebrations since 2012 - we meet at the lookout over...

Tena tātou katoa 😊...

Nau mai na pai...

Celebrating Matariki and ahi kā on the Wellington Waterfront with the whānau before heading to the L...

Sharing Matariki with whānau and Rangitāne o Wairau iwi...

We held a night market at our Marae with a live band and kapahaka and a fire dancer ...

Wellington Fireworks!...

Lennox Te Kanawa , 7yrs ...

Anei ētahi o ngā ākonga nō Stuff, tētahi hunga e kai-ngākau ana ki te ako i te reo Māori me...

I am a kaiako...

I hope for Aotearoa to prosper this coming year...

Matariki kanohi iti iti rangi e whiti mai to marama tanga...

Last weekend 40 Rangatira mō āpōpō (Future Leaders) from across Aotearoa (Māwhera, Whakatāne, Kawerau, Ōpōtiki, Kaikohe, Whangarei, Kaitaia and Hokianga...

Shared kai at my mahi, a chance to say the kaikōhau and celebrate Matariki...

We took our baby Saskia to Light Up Matariki in Porirua...

This year Pikitu Marae celebrated Matariki at the marae for the 1st time as a Hapu...

Me and my husband enjoyed our first time seeing Matariki, we had been getting up early for nearly two weeks...

Back in kura tuatahi, my whole kura would do a noho tahi overnight to celebrate Matariki...

Together our kura Bathgate Park School and community group, Whakaruruhau Ltd, hosted an amazing community event with the intent of...

Here’s a picture of me and some people from my rōpū kapa haka at 6 am on Saturday 3rd June...

I participated in the execution of this night, along with many others, the backstage crew who all work at Te...

I haere mātou ki te tātahi ki te mihi ki a Matariki🌠 we all woke up before dawn and walked...

I ngā rangi whakatā kua tahā ake nei, i whakatūria e mātou ko tōku hoa tāne, ko tana kaihana me...

Kia ora, I am a kaiako and all week I have been engaging the tamariki in activities that represent each...

He whakaahua tēnei ko mātou o Te Aupikitanga me Te Pīnakitanga nō Te Wānanga o Aotearoa i Pōneke...

We had a door design competition at work for our various teams and we had Waita and Waipuna A Rangi...

Ōpōtiki future leaders hosted 50+ rangatahi from all over Aotearoa for a Taonga Takaro Wananga to celebrate Matariki...

on Sunday we perform at matariki art centre great hall...

Pūha pork bone Boil Up doughboys...

Ōpōtiki future leaders hosted a Taonga takaro wananga to celebrate Matariki, 55 rangatahi as part of Future Leaders came from...

Kia ora!...

We celebrated Puanga and Matariki for the term and celebrated with a Whānau Matariki Concert which started with Kaikōhau, shared...

We learned more about the Matariki stars, listening to the podcast 0800 Matariki with our tamariki in the dark...

I have just started working at an early childhood centre and I wanted to celebrate Matariki with the tamariki...

We had a kaitahi with whānau and learned the kaikohau...

Our whānau hosted a kaitahi to celebrate Matariki...

We got up early to witness Matariki in the morning sky- ātaahua, makariri!...

As a fire brigade we decided to each bring a plate so we could celebrate matariki as we did some...

We made these cute treat bags for our team to have and share with each other...

I have celebrated Matariki heavily with my tamariki over the past 2 weeks as I am a primary school teacher...

Ko te marama o Tangaroa a roto mātou ko tō mātou whānau i kake ai i tō mātou maunga ko...

I composed a Waiata about Matariki and also included my son whose name is Ohomairangi as a metaphor because of...

My girl Summer performed for the first time with her kindy friends to celebrate Matariki and she was amazing!...

With our tamariki we had a bonfire at the beach with friends to reflect the past year and made goals...

Tēnā Koe,...

We just sat outside by the fire and watch the world go by staring at the beautiful sky...

My matariki moment was having a conversation with my 10year old...

Matariki Te Atatu North ...

Welcome all things that have grown - our mokopuna ...

We held our first Matariki celebration ngt at work this year...

Our team kaitahi was themed for Matariki and we prepared food associated with Tupu-a-nuku, Tupu-a-rangi, Waitī and Waitā...

Mānawatia a Matariki Pahiatua 🌟...

Had a Matariki dinner with my level 1 students at the Wānanga, teaching them about what Matariki is all about,...

I huihui mai mātou ki tōku kāinga...

Last week our kura went on a haerenga to Te Kuiti to learn about the iwi Ngāti Maniapoto...

This was Westmere School | Te Rehu’s Matariki Hākari and Celebration...

I nohotahi tōku whānau i Whatipū Lodge ki te kaitahi, ki te whakawhanaunga, ki te whakanui Matariki, I mihi au...

A shared lunch with my Tamariki...

Remembering MummyB...

A special moment to remember my Grandmother who passed away on Wednesday, in Belfast, Northern Ireland...

My whānau came together for our first Matariki celebration, feeding the stars, mourning our dead and aligning ourselves for a...

Students sharing a kaikohau with our school community before shared kai ...

This was my twin Mokos 1st birthday and the theme was based around Matariki emphasizing on Waiti and Waita as...

I invited lots of my friends to our house to share food, watch Ahi Matariki from our balcony...

Enjoying kapa haka in Takutai Square, Tāmaki Makaurau...

Morning paddle in Whaingaroa celebrating new beginnings with our Tamariki ...

Matariki for me is about connection and reflection even if the Whānau isn’t close...

I am saying Kaikohau to myself in Te Reo Maori, English, and Chinese every morning when I wake up...

Nā taku māmā i tuku tono atu ki te whānau kia noho, kai tahi ai hei whakanui i te kaupapa...

We came together to share kai and enjoy each other's company ...

kia ora...

This is my two youngest children experiencing the Christchurch lights for Matariki...

Our Year 3 and 4 students invited whānau for dinner and they then joined us in waiata, kapa haka games,...

Matariki is the best time to try out our homemade kai cooker with our extended whanau...

My workplace did a #kaitahi and I gave a brief explanation of Matariki...

We had a Matariki night for our community at our Kura Te Taha ( Westshore school)...

I mataki au me taku whanau kia te Kapa Opango e takaro ana kia Whiiti, ko ta matou hiana kia...

On the 8th of July we came together as kaimahi for a delicious waffle breakfast with fresh fruit...

My workplace whānau Matariki celebration ❤ We ate hangi, sung waiata, and hung out with our community...

We celebrated Matariki this year surrounded by friends and family, remembering those no longer with us, setting goals and embracing...

My 4 x great grandmother arrived on her own in Aotearoa from Armagh, Ireland in 1863, aged 19...

Kia Ora...

Our matariki moment is cooking breakfast together and then eating together!...

Our class had a hangi and a noho in our whare to celebrate Matariki/Puanga...

I attended an gathering of whanau and friends...