Matariki

Matariki is our Aotearoa Pacific New Year – the rise of the stars of Matariki is recognised as the end of one year and the beginning of the next. In te ao Māori, Matariki is seen as a time to celebrate, prepare for the year ahead, share ideas and learn, just as the start of a new calendar year is also often viewed. 

This year, we’re offering a selection of events and wānanga to help you do just that – it’s an opportunity to appreciate the gifts of nature and celebrate our connection to Papatūānuku. We invite you to take the time to pause, reflect and remember, as well as look forward to the future with optimism, by taking positive action to care for our planet and connect with others.

Image courtesy of Joanne Hakaraia

Te Atatū Peninsula Community Centre
Free

Cooking Creatively With Most Wasted Foods – Bread & Fruit

As part of the Te Atatū Marae Matariki Workshop Series, join Love Food Hate Waste, Te Atatū Marae, and Healthy Families Waitakere, at this FREE workshop. Read More

Glendene Reserve
Free

Glendene Planting with Friends of Glendene Reserve

Come and support the Friends of Glendene as they work to enhance the mauri of this amazing bush reserve and streamside in the heart of the suburb of Glendene. Read More

Booking required for location details
Free

Rongoā Māori Wānanga in Glendene

Join Emma Haslam (Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti Hauā) and explore the medicinal properties of native plants, as well as the tikanga for their harvest and use. We're hoping to… Read More

The Chapel - Te Atatū
Free

Cooking Creatively With Most Wasted Foods – Meat & Vegetables

As part of the Te Atatū Marae Matariki Workshop Series, join Love Food Hate Waste, Te Atatū Marae, and Healthy Families Waitakere, at this FREE workshop. Read More

Sonnenberg Way
Free

Wirihana Wetlands Matariki Planting

Join us for a Matariki wetland planting session at one of Glen Eden's hidden treasures, the Wirihana Wetland. Read More