Mānawatia a Matariki

Mānawa maiea te putanga o Matariki
Mānawa maiea te ariki o te rangi
Mānawa maiea te Mātahi o te tau

Celebrate the rising of Matariki

Celebrate the rising of the lord of the sky

Celebrate the rising of the New Year

Large yellow star representing Matariki Manako Nui
Night sky filled with stars with a large Pōhutukawa in the foreground
© Photography by Joseph Michael.

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars, that rises in midwinter and for many Māori, heralds the start of the new year.

For the first time in Aotearoa, it will officially be celebrated as a public holiday on the 24th of June 2022.

It is an opportunity for all people of Aotearoa to come together and reflect on the year that has passed, celebrate the present, and plan for the future.

If you’d like to get involved take a look at the resources below.

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