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Kia Whakanui i a Matariki 2024

Thu 27 June 2024
04:45 AM
Whakatāne Surf Lifesaving Club 7 Mair Street, Ōhope

Kia Whakanui i a Matariki!

Celebrate Matariki with Te Puna Ora o Mataatua at our Matariki Celebration Thursday, June 27th from 4.45am at the Whakatāne Surf Lifesaving Club in Ōhope.

Registrations are a must, please fill the form below to complete your registration.

Please join us for karakia, kōrero, a hautapu, as well as parakuihi (breakfast).

We welcome all ages, cultures and backgrounds to join us!

Download this year’s Matariki Rauemi here.

Mānawa maiea te putanga o Matariki
Mānawa maiea te ariki o te rangi
Mānawa maiea Mātahi o te Tau e!

This significant annual celestial event celebrates the first rising of Matariki (Pleiades) star cluster and holds great cultural and spiritual importance in Aoteaora, as it marks the beginning of the Māori New Year. Matariki is a time of remembrance, celebrating the present and looking to the future.

In te ao Māori, the season is used to connect with our whenua (land), rangi (sky), and tipuna (ancestors).

Join us as we celebrate Matariki as a hapori.

Matariki Registration Form 2024

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