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Get your Matariki entries in to be in to win!

Get your Matariki entries in to be in to win!

People are reminded to get their entries into the Waikato District Matariki Short Story/Comic Competition by 5pm next Friday, 27 June.

The competition is part of the second annual Waikato District Matariki Festival and is an opportunity for residents to celebrate Matariki (Maaori New Year) by taking part in something fun and creative.

The competition is centred around the following seven words – all of which must be included in entries: Grow/Whakatupu(-ria), Celebrate/Whakanui, Star/Whetu, Dark/Po, Eyes/Karu, Feast/Hakari and Vehicle (eg car, train, boat)/Waka.

Whether you fancy yourself as an author, an artist or both – there’s a category for everyone to enter:

· Short Story – English (350 words min, 500 words max)
· Short Story -Te Reo (350 words min, 500 words max)
· Comic Strip – individual (10 boxes max on paper no larger than 1mtr x 400mm)
· Comic Strip – primary school (10 boxes max on paper no larger than 1mtr x 400mm).

Winners will be decided by a panel of judges from around the district, with book vouchers up for grabs.

More information and entry forms are available on our website www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/Waikato-District-Matariki-Festival.aspx or from any Waikato district library.


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