Tag Archives: Matariki

Matariki 25 – 29 June

Matariki, Māori New Year takes place 25 – 29 June. It is a time to celebrate new life and new beginnings, remember those who’ve passed and to plan for the future. It is a time to spend with whānau and friends, and enjoy kai (food), waiata (song), tākaro (games) and haka.

Matariki is the Māori name for a cluster of stars that rises around mid-winter. It is when crops were harvested and seafood, birds and crops were preserved for winter.

There are a number of community events taking place during Matariki, see what’s on in Christchurch here>

What’s on in Ōtautahi for Matariki

Don’t miss some of the great local events being held for Matariki over late June – July 2018.

Te Whare Roimata and Linwood Community Arts Centre present: Te Whare Maire O Nga Punawerewere: Festival of Māori Art & Culture
18 June – 6 July 2018

Rehua Marae Matariki Whānau Day
Saturday 30 June, 11.00am-3.00 pm

Matariki market day: Haeata Community Campus
240 Breezes Road, Thursday 5 July.

Matariki night makete: Christchurch Arts Centre
6-7 July, 4.00-10.00 pm

Matariki Night Walk: Styx River
Saturday 14 July 2018, 6.30-8.00 pm

Matariki Dawn Planting: Rongōa Garden
Styx, 15 July 2018

And for lots of other great whānau events, see the Christchurch City Libraries site here>

Tēnei te Iwa o Matariki – ka riakina ki ruka!

Ka tatū mai a Tākuta Rangi Mātāmua ki Ōtautahi i tēnei wīkene kia whakatairaka ai i tāna pukapuka hou, arā ko Matariki, Te Whetū o te Tau.

We are very fortunate to host Dr Rangi Mātāmua in Christchurch this year to discuss his new book, Matariki, The Star of the Year.

He hui ā-hāpori tēnei, nō reira – nau mai, tauti mai!

This hui is open to the community and is a great way to broaden your knowledge and understanding about the significance of Matariki and its’ constellation of nine stars – please feel free to come along.  Details are below:

ĀHEA (when):  Sunday 2  July, 4-6pm
KAI HEA (where):
Te Whare o Te Waipounamu
(Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu), Wharekai – Level 3, 15 Show Place, Addington, Christchurch.

170630-Matariki Flyer - Rangi MatamuaUnfortunately all of Dr Mātāmua’s books are sold out online and in all shops however there will be book sales available at this event. The cost will be $35 dollars each however they will sell quick so to register your interest in buying a book, please contact tawini.white@ngaitahu.iwi.nz.

 

Mauri ora!

Jeanine Tamati-Elliffe
Kāi Tahu, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Maru