Ideas and inspiration to make your Matariki celebrations sparkle.
Whakamanahia ngā rau kahurangi kua mene ki te pō.
E hoki ki ngā wāhi motuhake ki ō tipuna.
Whakawhitiwhiti kōrero. Tirohia he whakaahua.
Honour the memories of loved ones.
Visit the places special and sacred to your ancestors.
Share stories. Look at photos.
Whakamānawatia a Papatūānuku me ngā mea katoa e tipu matomato
ana ki runga i te whenua – ko ngā rākau, ko ngā putiputi, ko ngā manu
me ngā ngārara. Me piki rākau. Me whakarongo ki ngā manu.
Appreciate the earth and things that grow and thrive above
ground – trees, flowers, birds and bugs. Feed the birds.
Visit the bush. Climb trees. Listen to birdsong.
Maimoatia a Papatūānuku me ngā mea e tipu mai
ana i te whenua. E puta ki tō māra, kia ihuoneone koe.
Toua he tipu. Mahia he takakau poharu.
Connect with the earth and things that grow and thrive in the ground.
Get out in the garden. Get your hands dirty and put your feet on
the earth. Plant something to grow. Make some mudpies.
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