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Te Wa o Matariki


Media Release
30 June 2003

Te Wa o Matariki

Manukau City Council libraries will be celebrating Matariki Week from 30 June to 4 July with a host of guest speakers and demonstrations throughout all libraries.

Events during the week include Maori carving and weaving demonstrations, whakapapa tracing, storytellers, and artists.

“Matariki Week is the traditional way of celebrating the knowledge of the Maori world,” says Jock Walker, Maori Advisor – Manukau Libraries “What we are trying to do is introduce to both children and adults the different elements of Matariki, and it’s place in Maori culture.” says. “Ultimately the library is one starting point for anyone wanting to find out about Matariki Week, Maori culture or trying to trace their whakapapa. Celebrating Matariki Week in the libraries introduces people to the various Maori resources and services available to them at their local library.

An art and writing competition is also held alongside Matariki Week, where children can submit entries in either Maori or English. Competition entry forms and a programme of events for Matariki Week are available at all branches of Manukau Libraries and from www.manukau-libraries.govt.nz

Ka whakanuihia e Ngä Whare Mätauranga o Manukau Te Wiki o Matariki mai i te 30 o Hune ki te 4 o Hurae, ka eke mai he kaikörero he tauiratanga mahi hoki ki ia whare pukapuka.
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Ko ëtahi kaupapa o te wiki ko te whakairo Mäori me te raranga, ko te whakapapa, ko te pakiwaitara, me ngä mahi waihanga

“Matariki Week is the traditional way of celebrating the knowledge of the Maori world” hei tä Jock Walker, Kaitohutohu Maori - Ngä Whare Mätauranga o Manukau “What we are trying to do is introduce to both children and adults the different elements of Matariki, and it's place in Maori culture” hei täna.”Ultimately the library is one starting point for anyone wanting to find out about Matariki Week, Maori culture or trying to trace their whakapapa. Celebrating Matariki Week in the libraries introduces people to the various Maori resources and services available to them at their local library.”

Tërä anö hoki te whakataetae waituhi, tuhituhi hoki e mahi tahitia ai i te wiki o Matariki, tukuna mai ana e te tamariki ki roto i te reo Mäori, päkehä ränei. Ko ngä pepa whakauru me ngä rärangitanga kaupapa mö te Wiki o Matariki kei Ngä Whare Mätauranga o Manukau katoa, ä, kei te ipurangi hoki www.manukau-libraries.govt.nz.
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Matariki Week Information & Events

Matariki Week information & events
What is Matariki?
Matariki is the Māori name for the Pleiades star cluster.
The new Māori calendar year begins on the first full moon after Matariki becomes visible on the eastern horizon, usually sometime in June. This year Matariki becomes visible on 2 June, and the first full moon after this is on 30 June.
Matariki is a time to prepare the land for planting in the spring.
Matariki also has great significance for ocean voyagers as a navigation beacon.
How is Matariki celebrated?
Matariki is celebrated with offerings or koha of specially prepared delicacies, shared by all.
Matariki is also a time for wānanga - such as learning about whakapapa and other activities promoting the transference of whānau, hapū or iwi knowledge.
You could celebrate Matariki by preparing a garden in your backyard, having a family gathering to share family history and knowledge and then have a feast to celebrate the New Year.

Matariki Week events @ Manukau Libraries
Monday 30 June
MIT Weavers @ City Centre Library, 10:30am.
MIT Carvers @ Clendon Library, 10:30am.
No'oroa Te Hira - Cartoonist @ Howick Library, 10:30am.
Mariu Wetere - Māngere Mountain History @ Māngere Bridge Library, 10:30am.
Anne Candy - Storyteller @ Manurewa Library, 10:30am.
No'oroa Te Hira - Cartoonist @ Highland Park Library, 1:00pm.
Anne Candy - Storyteller @ Papatoetoe Library, 3:30pm.
David Tamanui - Te Reo Māori Storyteller @ Tupu Youth Library, 10:30am
Tuesday 1 July
Jock Walker - Storyteller @ City Centre Library, 10:30am.
David Tamanui - Te Reo Māori Storyteller @ Clendon Library, 10:30am.
MIT Carvers @ Māngere East Library, 10:30am.
MIT Weavers @ Manurewa Library, 10:30am.
Zak Waipara - Graphic Artist @ Papatoetoe Library, 1:30pm.
Zak Waipara - Graphic Artist @ Tupu Youth Library, 4:00pm.
Wednesday 2 July
No'oroa Te Hira - Cartoonist @ Clendon Library, 10:30am.
Taini Drummond - Storyteller @ Howick Library, 10:30am.
Zak Waipara - Graphic Artist @ Manurewa Library, 10:30am.
MIT Carvers @ Otara Library, 10:30am.
MIT Weavers @ Papatoetoe Library, 10:30am.
Gabrielle Belz - Artist @ Tupu Youth Library, 10:30am.
David Tamanui - Te Reo Māori Storyteller @ Māngere Town Centre Library, 11:00am.
No'oroa Te Hira - Cartoonist @ Pakuranga Library, 1:00pm.
Zak Waipara - Graphic Artist @ Otara Library, 3:30pm.
Thursday 3 July
No'oroa Te Hira - Cartoonist @ City Centre Library, 10:30am.
Zak Waipara - Graphic Artist @ Howick Library, 10:30am.
Gabrielle Belz - Artist @ Māngere Town Centre Library, 10:30am.
David Tamanui - Te Reo Māori Storyteller @ Otara Library, 10:30am.
Taini Drummond - Storyteller @ Pakuranga Library, 10:30am.
Jock Walker - Whakapapa Session @ Central Research Library, 6:00pm.
Friday 4 July
Anne Candy - Storyteller @ Māngere East Library, 10:30am.
David Tamanui - Te Reo Māori Storyteller @ Tupu Youth Library, 10:30am.
No'oroa Te Hira - Cartoonist @ Māngere Bridge Library, 1:30pm.

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