Celebrate Māori New Year
Celebrate Māori New Year
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Matariki Festival '14

 

Tēnā tātou katoa
i tēnei wā whakahirahira,
i tēnei wā whakapūmau i tō tātou oranga hōu.

Welcome to Matariki Festival, New Zealand’s very own New Year.

The rising of the Matariki star constellation announces Te tau hou, the Māori New Year.

Historically, Matariki occurred at the end of the harvest season. It was a time to fill the storage houses (pātaka kai) with food and for whānau and friends to come together, acknowledge the successes of the past year, and look towards the year ahead.

Our Māori culture is our point of difference in the world and Matariki Festival celebrates this very special time in the New Zealand calendar with 31 days of culture, food, fun and entertainment.

From kapa haka to flax weaving, interactive hīkoi and culinary delights there is something for everyone to enjoy. The festival gives us the opportunity to highlight and promote our arts and culture to be understood, valued and celebrated for benefit of all Aucklanders and visitors. It helps us position ourselves as a unique and a pulsating region alive with creativity and vibrancy.

So join us in celebrating Te tau hou, Aotearoa.

See you there!

 

Ngā mihi
Mayor Len Brown

Matariki Taurima '14

 

Tēnā tātou katoa
i tēnei wā whakahirahira,
i tēnei wā whakapūmau i tō tātou oranga hōu.

Nau mai ki te Ahurei o Matariki, te tau hōu o Aoteraoa ake nei.

Ka rewa ana te kāhui whetū o Matariki i te rangi, ko te tau hōu Māori tēnā kua hua.

I ngā rā o mua, ko Matariki te karere ka rere ki muri i te wā whaihua, ka kikī ana ngā pātaka i te kai, kua hui te whānau whānui ki te whakanui i ngā whiwhinga o te tau kua hipa, ka ahu atu ai ngā whakaaro ki te tau kei te heke mai.

Ko ngā tikanga Māori tō tātou rerekētanga i te ao. Ko te Ahurei o Matariki hoki te wā o te maramataka o Aotearoa e whakanuia motuhake ai aua tikanga, āna kai, ngā hākinakina me te ngahau hoki mō te 31 rā.

Mai i te kapa haka ki te raranga harakeke, i ngā takitakinga o te hīkoikoi-tahi ki ngā rekareka o te ao tao kai. Ko tā te ahurei he huaki ake i ngā mea angitū e āhei ai tā tātou whakatairanga i ngā mahi toi me ā tātou tikanga ā-iwi ake, kia mōhiotia, kia whakamānawatia, kia whakanuia e te katoa o ngā iwi o Tāmaki Makaurau me ōna manuhiri. Hei whakatairanga hoki mā tātou i te motuhake me te hihiri tonu o tō tatou rohe i te mātanga waihanga, i te wairua hihiko.

Nō reira, toko ake rā tātou ki te whakanui i te tau hōu, i Aotearoa nei.

Ka kite i a koutou!

 

He mihi maioha
Nā Mayor Len Brown