Thursday, June 2, 2011

Matariki is on the 4th of June!

On Tuesday the Maori Enrichment children went on a trip to the museum to learn about Matariki.  Matariki is the Maori New Year.  It signifies the beginning of winter and is a time of harvest and celebration.  The children learnt some Maori games that keep the tinana (body), ngakau (heart) and roro (brain) active and healthy.  They also made some Porotiti (a spinning wind instrument) and a koruru (a mask face).  If you wake up early (really early) on Saturday morning you will see the 7 stars of Matariki in the sky!

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