Matariki ki Poneke - Wellington Sky Show

Matariki ki Poneke - Wellington Sky Show

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Posted 2019-06-05 by Pete Pettersonfollow

Sat 29 Jun 2019


Matariki is the M& #257 ;ori name for the seven-star constellation that rises in the north-east before dawn in June. In Western astronomy, it is known as the Pleiades, and it forms the shoulder of Taurus the Bull.

Matariki marks the start of a new phase of life. It is a time of festivity for M& #257 ;ori, the tangata whenua, or first people of New Zealand.

Matariki is an important time in the M& #257 ;ori calendar and is associated with the start of the cold season when the p& #257 ;taka kai (food storehouses) are full and the land is at its most unproductive.

What happens at Matariki:

Matariki is a celebration of people, language, spirituality and history. It is the time when people gather to share kai (food), rituals, entertainment, hospitality and knowledge.

Matariki in Wellington:

Celebrate the M& #257 ;ori New Year in Wellington with a spectacular display of fireworks over the Wellington Harbour. The fireworks will start at 6.30pm.

The city and waterfront will be very busy so use public transport/walk to get around and arrive early to secure your viewing spot!

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