Web­site launched for Matariki

Waihi Leader - - News -

Matariki Waihi has launched its new web­site be­fore the 2018 cel­e­bra­tion.

The Ma¯ori New Year is com­ing up next month, and Matariki Waihi is pre­par­ing for the an­nual cel­e­bra­tion.

Ev­ery year hun­dreds of stu­dents and school staff from Waihi and sur­round­ing ar­eas join in the events in­clud­ing a hı¯koi, a com­mu­nity con­cert, a dawn view­ing and traditional tapuwae tour­na­ment.

The new web­site aims to help stu­dents, staff or any­one else in­ter­ested to learn more about Matariki tra­di­tions. Some ex­am­ples of wa­iata (songs) used dur­ing the hı¯koi are shown as well as videos of the past cel­e­bra­tions.

This year’s hı¯koi and com­mu­nity con­cert have been set for:

Fri­day, June 15: hı¯koi from 11.30am to 1pm walk­ing on Sed­don St to the Waihi Pump­house.

Wednes­day, June 17: com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion at Waihi Col­lege Hall from from 5 to 6.30pm. Dates for the dawn view­ing and the tapuwae tour­na­ment were still to be con­firmed.

More info on the web­site: sites.google.com/wai­hibeach.school.nz/matariki­waihi/home

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