To celebrate Matariki, our Whanau Hui group are organising a breakfast on Friday 6th July.
Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter – late May or early June. For many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year. Matariki literally means the 'eyes of god' (mata ariki) or 'little eyes' (mata riki). The seven stars in Matariki are called Waiti, Waita, Waipunarangi, Tupuanuku, Tupuarangi, Ururangi e and the largest star Matariki.
Matariki is a time to prepare, to learn, to share ideas and to celebrate the future. Surely there is no better way to do this than to