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Te Whanganui-
A-Orotū

MATARIKI WHANGAI I TE HAUTAPU
TE WHANGANUI A OROTU - NAPIER

MATARIKI CEREMONY & STORYTELLING 
Thursday 27th & Saturday 29th June

Mānawa mai a te putanga o Matariki.

Mānawa mai a te ariki o te rangi.

Mānawa mai a te mātahi o te tau

Hail the rise of Matariki

Hail the lord of the sky

Hail the New Year

 

Matariki is the Māori tradition that marks the rising of the star cluster Matariki Pleiades. Matariki signals the start of the Māori new year and is a time of commemorating the passing of loved ones, making plans for the upcoming year, feastings, celebrating and giving thanks for the harvest.

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MATARIKI - WHANGAI I TE  HAUTAPU

Hau Ahi

Thursday 27th June

Pre dawn ceremony in three parts to observe the stars, call the names of those who passed and making a food offering to the Matariki star cluster in the form of steam rising to the skies.

Public are welcome to send the full name of a loved one or friend who passed since the last Matariki, to be called aloud in the pre-dawn ceremony.

 

All welcome to be included send email to terangi@kahungunu.iwi.nz. In the title box add MAIMAI AROHA –  Name of person to be called aloud. Open Mon 3 July. Closes 5pm Tue 11 July

 

Free entry. All welcome. Hākari served for all.

6am - 7am

546 Marine Parade South, Napier

(Next to National Aquarium of New Zealand)

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MATARIKI MAHUIKA

Storytelling around the fire

Saturday 29 June 6.00 to 9..00pm

Gather around the fires as a storyteller shares tales of old. Waka maimai aroha (lantern)  procession Write a message of remembrance, reflection and gratitude on a lantern and launch into Manga Pacific – Te Toka Tu Moana fountain. One free lantern per family. These are biodegradable. 

 

Free entry. 6pm to 9pm Saturday 29 June. Kai trucks on site. Hastings travellars can expect rush hour traffics delays for up to 60 minutes between 4.30pm to 6.30pm

 

546 Marine Parade South, Napier (Next to National Aquarium of New Zealand)

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