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Tamatea

MATARIKI HUNGA NUI TAMATEA
MANY PEOPLE GATHER FOR MATARIKI 
Waipukurau
Friday 1st July

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

 

Whakanuia te tau hou Māori. 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 for commemorating the passing of loved ones, making plans for the coming year, feasting, celebrating and re-energising.

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MATARIKI WHAKANUIA KI TAMATEA

CELEBRATE MATARIKI IN CENTRAL HAWKE’S BAY

Friday 1st July

Time: 5pm to 8.30pm. Where: Russell Park, 10 River Terrace, Waipukurau. Free entry. Everyone welcome.

Dress up warm to energise the soul and warm the senses in the chill of winter to celebrate Matariki on Friday 1st July.

Russell Park will come alive with Feast Matariki so find a table, pull up a seat and join us at this national food celebration with live entertainment, and a place of connection, remembrance and renewal for all.

There’s singers, dancers, kapa haka and bands.

The finale is a spectacular fireworks display in Russell Park.

Come share this special time of the year with us in Waipukurau.