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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Happy Matariki - Māori New Year

Kia ora e te whānau,

Wishing you a happy Matariki, Māori New Year - Nga Mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori, ki a tatou katoa! 

Matariki (also known as the Pleiades cluster) signals the Māori New Year. This year Matariki rises above Aotearoa on Tuesday 25th June that announces the beginning of the traditional Māori New Year, an important time in the Māori calendar.

Traditionally, new year celebrations provided the opportunity for whānau to come together and celebrate with kai, korero and waiata and to reflect on the year gone by and begin planning for the new year ahead.

Unitec Library has resources both in print and electronic that gives more information about the history of Matariki. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue and our Matariki subject guide.

Come in and see our displays at both Te Puna and Waitākere Library.

Use the hashtag #matariki to follow the events on social media.

For more information, visit these websites:

 Ngā mihi nui

Te Puna Library

Waitākere Library

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