MATARIKI HUNGA NUI WAIROA
MANY PEOPLE GATHER FOR MATARIKI
Friday 30th 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.
MATARIKI WHAKANUIA KI TE WAIROA
Wairoa Celebrates Matariki
Friday 30 June
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Where: Wairoa Community Centre & Alexandra Park, Marine Parade, Wairoa.
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 30 June.
The Wairoa Community Centre will come alive with Kai so find a table, pull up a seat and join us at this national 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 Alexandra Park.
Come share this special time of the year with us in Wairoa.