Matariki hunga nui.

Charmaine Price (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hāua, Ngāti Māhanga, Waikato-Tainui) shares the details of Matariki celebrations at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will welcome in Matariki by hosting a series of events at all its campuses across the motu. Celebrations will begin from Te Puna Mātauranga, Head office in Te Awamutu, where the Mānawatia a Matariki flag will be raised on 23 June – the day before Aotearoa celebrates the first Matariki Day public holiday welcoming in the Māori new year. Celebrations will then continue throughout the month.

As advocates of Mātauranga Māori, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is providing several free online resources. These resources will help people to better understand more about Matariki but also to provide guidance for those eager to observe, commemorate, and celebrate at this special time. We encourage all to check out our Matariki page to find out more and where you can go to participate in Matariki events.

Kaimahi and tauira can see how much they know about Matariki. There are quizzes and opportunities to share kōrero, stories, and kai, and to win prizes at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa campuses. Prizes include Wānanga merchandise, Matariki books, posters, delicious chocolates, and much more. As Te Wānanga o Aotearoa TEU branch we look forward to coming together during our branch power-hour where we’ll share stories, quizzes, and prizes along with our lovely TEU organisers and members.