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PUAKA MATARIKI FESTIVAL

By Tim Lucas | Posted: Tuesday June 26, 2018

Kā mihi o te tau hou koutou! Happy New Year everyone!

The Puaka Matariki festival is unique to Ōtepoti Dunedin, marking the Māori New Year through community events. In bygone days, Māori observed the rising of the star Puaka or the Matariki cluster of stars as the beginning of the New Year: the harvest season had ended and winter days were best spent indoors.

 On the last day of term two, our Year 7 & 8 Kapa Haka group will be performing at the Puaka Matariki festival. Our students are performing waiata Matariki (Matariki songs) and the school haka at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery from 10.30-11.00am. 

Nau mai koutou - please join us if you are able.