Making educational resources with recycling materials.

Mānawatia a Matariki: Celebrating Matariki

Mānawa maiea te putanga o Matariki Celebrate the rising of Matariki
Mānawa maiea te ariki o te rangi Celebrate the rising of the lord of the heavens
Mānawa maiea te Mātahi o te tau Celebrate the rising of the New Year

Matariki hunga nui Matariki, a time to come together
Matariki ahunga nui Matariki, a time of bounty
Matariki manako nui Matariki, a time of aspiration

Across the country, communities are getting excited about the first ever celebration of Matariki as a public holiday. To mark the occasion, we have created a range of teaching and learning resources that support learning about Matariki, including Puanga.

some iwi name this time of year Puanga because they’re not able to see Matariki clearly from their locality. They look to the next important star near Matariki – Puanga.

Matariki can be a gateway into authentic indigenous learning. And while Matariki, including Puanga, may be celebrated around this time of year, the new learning resources have been designed with year-round learning in mind.