Matariki: Pathway to the wellbeing of man

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Matariki: “Pathway to the wellbeing of man”

Are you hosting a Matariki event within the Waikato region?

Matariki Ki Waikato festival 2024

Excitement is building as the countdown begins to the Matariki ki Waikato Festival 2024 commencing 14 June.

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Matariki Ki Waikato

The Matariki ki Waikato (MKW) festival celebrations see in our Maaori new year with events that collectively aspire to create a more prosperous future for our communities. We commence with a dawn ceremony that commemorates the birth date of King Koroki and continue with Kaupapa Maaori events that span across the arts, music, hauora, taiao and education. We acknowledge the bounty of the Waikato rohe, including our Kiingitanga, histories, whenua, and peoples.
E whakawhiti atu ai it te koopu mania o kirirkiriroa me oona maara kai, te ngaawhaa whakatupu ake o te whenua moomona.

Matariki

“Matariki rere ki pae mahara” “Matariki a time to remember and reflect”

Matariki is commonly known as the Maaori New Year and is marked by the rising of the cluster of stars named Pleiades or Matariki according to Maori.

There are many significant Matariki stories, locally she is known as the daughter of Papatuanuku and Raumati. According to Maaori cosmology, when their children separated Ranginui, the skyfather and Papatuuaanuku the earth mother, Taawhirimaatea God of the winds became so angry he tore out his eyes and threw them into the heavens. This was the creation of Matariki.

Our Why

Te Ohu Whakaita (TOW) Charitable Trust is the governing Group for the Matariki ki Waikato Festival. Our vision is that Te Ao Maaori is valued and celebrated by all. Our purpose is to support events that share Te Ao Maaori through experiences that weave people together. This is currently achieved primarily through the celebrated observance of Matariki – The Maaori New Year.

NGAA MAATAAPONO

  • Te Paki O Matariki: Recognising the Kiingitanga.
  • Tino Rangatiratanga: Kaupapa Maaori Festival events
  • Whanaungatanga: Celebrating and strengthening communities
  • Kotahitanga: Sharing Te Ao Maaori with all communities.

Matariki Ki Waikato

The Matariki ki Waikato (MKW) festival celebrations see in our Maaori new year with events that collectively aspire to create a more prosperous future for our communities. We commence with a dawn ceremony that commemorates the birth date of King Koroki and continue with Kaupapa Maaori events that span across the arts, music, hauora, taiao and education. We acknowledge the bounty of the Waikato rohe, including our Kiingitanga, histories, whenua, and peoples.

E whakawhiti atu ai it te koopu mania o kirirkiriroa me oona maara kai, te ngaawhaa whakatupu ake o te whenua moomona.

Matariki

“Matariki rere ki pae mahara”
“Matariki a time to remember and reflect”

 

Matariki is commonly known as the Maaori New Year and is marked by the rising of the cluster of stars named Pleiades or Matariki according to Maori.

 

There are many significant Matariki stories, locally she is known as the daughter of Papatuanuku and Raumati. According to Maaori cosmology, when their children separated Ranginui, the skyfather and Papatuuaanuku the earth mother, Taawhirimaatea God of the winds became so angry he tore out his eyes and threw them into the heavens. This was the creation of Matariki.

Our Why

Te Ohu Whakaita (TOW) Charitable Trust is the governing Group for the Matariki ki Waikato Festival. Our vision is that Te Ao Maaori is valued and celebrated by all. Our purpose is to support events that share Te Ao Maaori through experiences that weave people together. This is currently achieved primarily through the celebrated observance of Matariki – The Maaori New Year.

NGAA MAATAAPONO

  • Te Paki O Matariki: Recognising the Kiingitanga.

  • Tino Rangatiratanga: Kaupapa Maaori Festival events

  • Whanaungatanga: Celebrating and strengthening communities

  • Kotahitanga: Sharing Te Ao Maaori with all communities.

Matariki Ki Waikato

The Matariki ki Waikato (MKW) festival celebrations see in our Maaori new year with events that collectively aspire to create a more prosperous future for our communities. We commence with a dawn ceremony that commemorates the birth date of King Koroki and continue with Kaupapa Maaori events that span across the arts, music, hauora, taiao and education. We acknowledge the bounty of the Waikato rohe, including our Kiingitanga, histories, whenua, and peoples.

E whakawhiti atu ai it te koopu mania o kirirkiriroa me oona maara kai, te ngaawhaa whakatupu ake o te whenua moomona.

Matariki

“Matariki rere ki pae mahara”
“Matariki a time to remember and reflect”

 

Matariki is commonly known as the Maaori New Year and is marked by the rising of the cluster of stars named Pleiades or Matariki according to Maori.

 

There are many significant Matariki stories, locally she is known as the daughter of Papatuanuku and Raumati. According to Maaori cosmology, when their children separated Ranginui, the skyfather and Papatuuaanuku the earth mother, Taawhirimaatea God of the winds became so angry he tore out his eyes and threw them into the heavens. This was the creation of Matariki.

Our Why

Te Ohu Whakaita (TOW) Charitable Trust is the governing Group for the Matariki ki Waikato Festival. Our vision is that Te Ao Maaori is valued and celebrated by all. Our purpose is to support events that share Te Ao Maaori through experiences that weave people together. This is currently achieved primarily through the celebrated observance of Matariki – The Maaori New Year.

NGAA MAATAAPONO

  • Te Paki O Matariki: Recognising the Kiingitanga.
  • Tino Rangatiratanga: Kaupapa Maaori Festival events
  • Whanaungatanga: Celebrating and strengthening communities
  • Kotahitanga: Sharing Te Ao Maaori with all communities.

Matariki Ki Waikato

The Matariki ki Waikato (MKW) festival celebrations see in our Maaori new year with events that collectively aspire to create a more prosperous future for our communities. We commence with a dawn ceremony that commemorates the birth date of King Koroki and continue with Kaupapa Maaori events that span across the arts, music, hauora, taiao and education. We acknowledge the bounty of the Waikato rohe, including our Kiingitanga, histories, whenua, and peoples.
E whakawhiti atu ai it te koopu mania o kirirkiriroa me oona maara kai, te ngaawhaa whakatupu ake o te whenua moomona.

Matariki

“Matariki rere ki pae mahara”

“Matariki a time to remember and reflect.”
Matariki is commonly known as the Maaori New Year and is marked by the rising of the cluster of stars named Pleiades or Matariki according to Maaori.

 

There are many significant Matariki stories, locally she is known as the daughter of Papatuanuku and Raumati. According to Maaori cosmology, when their children separated Ranginui, the skyfather and Papatuuaanuku the earth mother, Taawhirimaatea God of the winds became so angry he tore out his eyes and threw them into the heavens. This was the creation of Matariki.

MAATAAPONO

OUR WHY

Te Ohu Whakaita (TOW) Charitable Trust is the governing group for the Matariki ki Waikato Festival.

“Our vision is that Te Ao Maaori is valued and celebrated by all. Our purpose is to support events that share Te Ao Maaori through experiences that weave people together”.

This is currently achieved primarily through the celebrated observance of Matariki – The Maaori New Year.

NGAA MAATAAPONO

“Matariki rere ki pae mahara”
  • Te Paki O Matariki: Recognising the Kiingitanga.

  • Tino Rangatiratanga: Kaupapa Maaori Festival events

  • Whanaungatanga: Celebrating and strengthening communities

  • Kotahitanga: Sharing Te Ao Maaori with all communities.

Matariki Ki Waikato

The Matariki ki Waikato (MKW) festival celebrations see in our Maaori new year with events that collectively aspire to create a more prosperous future for our communities. We commence with a dawn ceremony that commemorates the birth date of King Koroki and continue with Kaupapa Maaori events that span across the arts, music, hauora, taiao and education. We acknowledge the bounty of the Waikato rohe, including our Kiingitanga, histories, whenua, and peoples.
E whakawhiti atu ai it te koopu mania o kirirkiriroa me oona maara kai, te ngaawhaa whakatupu ake o te whenua moomona.

Matariki

“Matariki rere ki pae mahara”

“Matariki a time to remember and reflect.”
Matariki is commonly known as the Maaori New Year and is marked by the rising of the cluster of stars named Pleiades or Matariki according to Maaori.

 

There are many significant Matariki stories, locally she is known as the daughter of Papatuanuku and Raumati. According to Maaori cosmology, when their children separated Ranginui, the skyfather and Papatuuaanuku the earth mother, Taawhirimaatea God of the winds became so angry he tore out his eyes and threw them into the heavens. This was the creation of Matariki.

MAATAAPONO

OUR WHY

Te Ohu Whakaita (TOW) Charitable Trust is the governing group for the Matariki ki Waikato Festival.

“Our vision is that Te Ao Maaori is valued and celebrated by all. Our purpose is to support events that share Te Ao Maaori through experiences that weave people together”.

This is currently achieved primarily through the celebrated observance of Matariki – The Maaori New Year.

SOLD OUT: Te Karanga O Te Tau Hou

Join Te Ohu Whakaita and Matariki Ki Waikato at Turangawaewae Marae, to welcome in the new year: Matariki The moving Dawn service beside the Waikato Awa at Turangawaewae, will be accompanied by a Hautaapu ceremony. (acknowledging the ascension of Matariki and a farewell to those we have lost in the past year).

MATARIKI KI WAIKATO ROOPUU

Endorsed by Te Ohu Whakaita Trust, the Matariki ki Waikato Working Roopuu was formed to bring together organisations across the Waikato region to raise awareness around the Celebration of Matariki. Representatives from a variety organisations have contributed to the Matariki ki Waikato Working Group since Matariki celebrations in Kirikiriroa began in 2009.

OUR GALLERY

Photo from the Matariki ki Waikato Festival Matariki Ahunga Nui Matariki Kanohi Iti 2023 event held at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand on Saturday, 22 July, 2023. Photo by Mike Walen / KeyImagery Photography. Copyright: © Te Ohu Whakaita Charitable Trust.
HE RAUEMI

RESOURCES

Matariki Ki Waikato resources are procured from throughout New Zealand. We would like to thank all those communities who have participated in this shared knowledge.

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