MATARIKI HUNGA NUI TAMATEA
MANY PEOPLE GATHER FOR MATARIKI
Friday 11th August
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.
MATARIKI WHAKANUIA KI TAMATEA
Celebrate Matariki in
Central Hawke's Bay
Kai, entertainment, remembrance,
Tīrama Matariki Light Trail
Free entry. 5pm to 8pm Fri 11 August
Russell Park, 10 River Terrace, Waipukurau
Dress up warm to energise the soul and warm the senses in the chill of winter to celebrate Matariki on Friday 11th August.
Russell Park will come alive as a place of connection, remembrance and renewal for all.
Come share this special time of the year with us in Waipukurau.