Creative Manaaki Matariki Whakanuia Opening
Matariki signals the arrival of the Māori New Year and begins with the rising of the Matariki star cluster. Matariki is a wonderful chance for us to māharatia (reflect), whakanuia (celebrate) and wawatatia (aspire) – bringing light and togetherness to the winter months. Now is also a time for us to manaaki tangata, connect and celebrate new beginnings and new life.
For many, celebrating Matariki begins with being grateful for what we have, including the everyday things we sometimes take for granted like the beauty of nature and connecting with our whanau and friends. Matariki is a perfect time to get together and/or reach out to loved ones. A time for renewal, for enjoying nature, and recharging our wairua / spirit.