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Matariki is a time to gather and celebrate with whānau and friends, embrace the festivities of the Māori New Year and reflect on the year that was. We’ve listed the best (and most meaningful) ways to celebrate Matariki.
- Stargaze – wrap up the kids and head outside to try and spot the Matariki stars. The best time to see the cluster is just before sunrise from the 2nd-11th
- Feast – traditionally, Matariki is a time for sharing food, stories, and laughter. So gather your whānau and friends and share in some kai. Bonus points for incorporating traditional Māori dishes and ingredients.
- Reflect – Matariki is a time for personal reflection and setting intentions for the year ahead. Think about your wins from the past year and write down your goals and dreams for the year ahead.
- Participate – check out Matariki-themed workshops or activities in your area, where you can learn about Māori culture and traditions. This could be a weaving class, Māori language session or a DIY lesson in creating star-shaped lanterns. Check out more here
- Go green – Matariki celebrates the connection between people and the natural world, to mark the occasion you could plant a tree, create a veggie garden or participate in a community cleanup.
Hunters Plaza will be open Friday 14th July 10am-4:30pm