Friday, 23 June 2017

Matariki 20 x 20



“E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea.

I will never be lost, for I am a seed sown in Rangiātea.”

An event designed to inspire senior students (Y7 to Y13) 
and to promote the depth of creative culture and ideas in Aotearoa.



I like the people singing maori songs.  

I had a fun day in Matariki 20x20. We were listening to some maori music. I liked waiting in line for food.       

It was interesting. I liked the music. I lined up for fried bread.  

I liked the Arts that they showed at 20x20 and their dancing. I learned about them and their art.

I enjoyed going to the Matariki 20x20 at Corban Estate Centre in Henderson.


Me and my friends and teachers went went to Matariki 20x20. I liked how they danced and speaking in other language and the singing was awesome. I liked how they explained about their art work.    

What is Matariki ?

Matariki star facts
Ngā Meka Matariki

Get the facts about Matariki – a star cluster known worldwide and treasured in Aotearoa New Zealand.

1. The reappearance of the seven Matariki stars, in late May or early June, signals the beginning of the Māori New Year.

However, not all iwiiwitribes celebrate at the same time. Some may begin festivities on the first full moon after the star cluster rises, or on the next new moon.

2. Matariki is a star cluster, not a constellation.

A cluster is a group of stars that are near each other in space. When seen from Earth, the stars in a constellation appear to be close together in a pattern, but they might actually be far from each other. There are about 500 stars in the Matariki cluster, but only six or seven are visible without a telescope.

3. You can see Matariki for yourself.

From early June, before sunrise, look to the north-east horizon. Find the constellation Tautoru, or Orion’s belt (sometimes called ‘the pot’). Trace a line northwards from the three stars of Tautoru. Look for a faint sparkle of tiny dots, about the same width as Tautoru is long. This is the Matariki star cluster. Matatiki can also be seen during the summer months in this location of the sky after sunset.

4. Matariki is one of the star clusters nearest to Earth.

Compared with other star clusters, Matariki is close to Earth – but it’s still 440 light years away. If you drove there in a car at a speed of 100 kilometres an hour, you would arrive in 4.8 billion years!

5. Matariki has many different names around the world.

The star cluster is visible to the naked eye from most parts of our planet, and has many different names. In English, it is called the Pleiades (its ancient Greek name) or the Seven Sisters. The Hawaiian name is Makali‘i, or ‘eyes of royalty’, and in Japan it is Subaru, meaning ‘gathered together’. 

6. Some iwiiwitribes use Puanga (Rigel in the constellation Orion) as a signal for the new year.

Matariki’s  reappearance in the north-east sky is not visible in all parts of New Zealand, especially in areas to the west of mountains. For some iwi in Taranaki and Whanganui, and on the West Coast of the South Island, the new year begins with the rising of Puanga.

7. In the past, tohungatohungapriests or experts looked to Matariki to predict if the next harvest would be abundant.

The brighter and clearer the stars seemed, the warmer the growing season would be, ensuring a good harvest.

8. Many iwi speak of the seven Matariki stars as a mother and her daughters.

The mother is Matariki, and her daughters are Tupu-ā-nuku, Tupu-ā-rangi, Waipunarangi, Waitī, Waitā, and Ururangi.

9. For some iwi, Matariki is connected to the creation story of Ranginui and Papatūānuku.

One Matariki story is about when TāwhirimāteaTāwhirimāteagod of the wind discovered that his parents, RanginuiRanginuithe sky father and PapatūānukuPapatūānukuthe earth mother, had been separated. He tore out his eyes in anger and threw them into the sky – the stars are his seven eyes.

10. Matariki was used by the crews of voyaging wakawakavessels to guide them across the Pacific.

Tohunga kōkōrangiTohunga kōkōrangiexpert astronomers used stars and star clusters such as Matariki to help them navigate great distances across the Pacific. Today, there is a revival of these traditional navigation skills. Crews have sailed double-hulled waka from as far as Rarotonga to Aotearoa New Zealand, guided only by traditional methods.  

Thursday, 22 June 2017

All Aboard Thursday 6 July

Explore like Sir Peter Blake!

Students have the opportunity to explore Sir Peter Blake’s legendary schooner and talk to the crew about the science and life on board.

Tara, formerly Sir Peter Blake’s vessel Seamaster, returns to New Zealand on Saturday July 1 for the first time since the death of the Kiwi yachtsman and environmentalist.

While berthed in Auckland, Tara Expeditions Foundation, the Sir Peter Blake Trust and Auckland Council are inviting New Zealanders to a public outdoor photo and video exhibition, with a focus on oceans.

On Thursday 6 July our Edgewater Satellite Class students will go for an hour long tour on board Tara.

Sir Peter called Seamaster an “extraordinary vessel, built to go anywhere there is 1.5 to 2 meters of water.” Sir Peter and his crew had started a five-year journey on Seamaster as part of blakexpeditions when he was killed in 2001. His mission was to visit ecologically sensitive parts of the planet “to make a difference” with a focus on water. Tara continues to focus on oceans, science and education. Since 2003 the schooner has travelled 300,000 kilometers across the world’s oceans. They have completed 10 expeditions to study and understand the impacts of climate and ecological changes on the ocean.

Next to Viaduct Events Centre,
161 Halsey St, Auckland Central, Auckland

A Matariki Story & Song

Trump - Technology - Information - Communication - Challenge - Group One is finished, Group Two is finished and finally Group Three have finished

Technology - Information - Communication
My Trump challenge is to learn how to use the “Google Slides” application to make an original Ebook inspired by the “Pixar Pitch”.

My learning goal is to make design choices.

(NZC Technology L1 Understand that technology is purposeful intervention through design).


The Pixar Pitch!  By Jay Connor

Pixar Animation Studios, starting with Toy Story, is one of the most successful studios in moviemaking history. Pixar has produced 13 feature films that together have grossed $7.6 Billion. Six of these movies have won the Academy Award for best animated film. And the company has amassed a total of 26 Oscars in all.
How do they do it?
Pixar story artist, Emma Coats has cracked the code and argues that every Pixar film shares the same  six sequential sentences:
1. Once upon a time there was …
2. Every day …
3. One day …
4. Because of that …
5. Because of that …
6. Until finally …

Group Two has finished their Trump Technology challenge.

Here are their Google Slides Presentations for you to enjoy.

Group One presentations for you to enjoy.


Finally Group Three has finished their Trump Technology challenge.

Here are their Google Slides Presentations for you to enjoy.


Wednesday, 21 June 2017


Matariki is a time to come together as a whänau (family), to reflect on the roles we play, and to plan for the coming year. This year at Te Papa we are focusing on kaitiakitanga (guardianship), and are looking to recognise the kaitiaki (guardians) all around us. The Matariki star cluster is a kaitiaki of the year to come. Tohunga (experts) are able to read the signs during the constellation’s first rising, allowing people to properly prepare for the new year. 

Many iwi around the country also consider that some animals, such as the kähu (hawk), the whai (stingray), the mokomoko (lizard), or the taniwha (sea monster), will protect and care for them. For the tangata whenua (local people) of the Wellington region, Ngäti Toa, the rürü (native owl) is a kaitiaki. The different calls of the rürüū announce significant changes occurring within the iwi, such as a birth or a death. 

The kaitiaki we might be most familiar with, however, are people and institutions in our own communities. For instance, our teachers in our centres and schools nurture our ideas and look out for our well-being. Curators and Collection Managers at Te Papa collect and look after the taonga (treasures) of Aotearoa New Zealand. We believe that everyone is a kaitiaki in some way! 

What actions will you take this coming year?

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Matariki - Seven Stars

Ka kitea a Matariki, ka rere te korokoro When Matariki is seen, the korokoro migrate

Matariki beyond Aotearoa New Zealand The star cluster that Mäori call Matariki is seen at different times throughout the year in different countries, where indigenous peoples have their own names for it. In Sämoa, Matariki is called Matali‘i, and the star cluster can be seen in the evening sky during the month of October. In some countries, such as Japan, only six stars can be seen. The Japanese name for Matariki is Subaru. 

Monday, 19 June 2017

Matariki tāpuapua - Matariki of many pools

The star cluster known as Matariki rises during the cold months of winter, usually between the start of May and the beginning of June. Its rising signals the beginning of the Mäori New Year. About 500 stars make up the cluster, but only seven can be seen clearly with the naked eye here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Matariki remains present right through to March, when it disappears from the sky for two months, during autumn, before rising once again in the dawn sky. Early Mäori and Matariki The ancestors of Mäori used Matariki (as well as other stars and natural signs) to navigate across the Pacific Ocean to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Here on land, Matariki was strongly connected to the seasons for harvesting and planting. The couple of months just before its rising were the season when Mäori would harvest and preserve birds and other food for sustenance over the winter months. Mäori astronomers used Matariki to identify if the weather would be good or bad for the coming season. Around the end of April, they would await the first rising of Matariki. Stars shining brightly signalled that it would be a warm year and that crops would be abundant. Blurry or dim stars were a sign that the year would be cold and that crops would be scarce. This also determined when crops would be planted for the coming year. The first sighting of Matariki was acknowledged and celebrated by a tohunga (priest) with karakia (incantations) to acknowledge the new year.

 Matariki was also a time when those who had passed away in the previous year were commemorated – a practice that continues today. Some iwi would lay down a small hängï to acknowledge the arrival of Matariki. They believed that, by checking how well-cooked the food in the hängï was, they could foresee whether it would be a good or a bad year. 

Friday, 16 June 2017

This Weeks Vox Pops - The best thing at school this week was ...

Vox Pops

The term "vox pop" comes from the Latin phrase vox populi, meaning "voice of the people". The vox pop is a tool used in many forms of media to provide a snapshot of public opinion. Random subjects are asked to give their views on a particular topic and their responses are presented to the viewer/reader as a reflection of popular opinion.

The best thing  at school this week was ...

Thursday, 15 June 2017

"Wh" is News?

Literacy Unit Rationale: Further develop students confident and effective communication using oral and written language.

This terms key tool will be integrating the use of the “Wh” prompts (Who/What/Where/When) within many parts of the classroom learning programme. eg Oral Language, Group Reading, News Report Videos

14 June 2017

9 June 2017

Engaging in thinking about the Who/What/Where/When questions supports students meaningful communication and comprehension.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

New Sommerville Building Progress Pictures

Knock, Knock ...

Here are the latest pictures showing the progress with 
the new Sommerville Building at Edgewater College.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Matariki is here

Group Reading Story This Week =

Matariki 2017

Matariki 2017     /matarikievents2017.aspx

June 10 - July 2
Front piece of a wakaMatariki has been recognised as a significant indigenous national celebration and a way to share Aotearoa/ New Zealand’s unique heritage and culture. Each winter the stars of Matariki and Puanga signal the end of one year in Aotearoa and the beginning of the next. Traditionally Māori have recognised the rise of Matariki as a time to celebrate and prepare for the indigenous New Year.
Watch the story of Matariki .
Matariki is about the celebration of history, family, culture, language, spirit and people. Matariki is also a time of renewal, contemplation, and a time to prepare seeds of sustenance and success.
Join us for events at our various branches below!

Albany Village LibraryMatariki Storytime
Saturday 10 June, 9.45am-10.15am
Stories, songs and activities to celebrate Matariki, Maori New Year.
Avondale Library
Manu Tukutuku Maori Kite Making
Tuesday 13 June, 3.15pm-4.30pm
Help us make a traditional Maori kite to display in the library.
DIY Matariki Kites
Sunday 18 June, 2pm-3pm
Make your own Matariki plastic bag kite! How high will it go?
Matariki Storytime
Wednesday 21 June, 10.30am-11am
Celebrate Matariki with us at a storytime filled with songs, stories and surprises.
DIY Matariki Kites
Sunday 18 June, 2pm-3pm
Make your own Matariki plastic bag kite! How high will it go?
Matariki Wriggle and Rhyme
Tuesday 20 June, 9.30am-10.30am
Matariki songs, rhymes and fingerplays followed by a morning tea.
Matariki Rhymetime
Friday 23 June, 11.00am-11.30am
A special session that celebrates Te Reo Maori and Matariki.
Potaka Spinning Top Workshop
Tuesday 27 June, 3.15pm-4.30pm
Come and make a potaka spinning top after school and challenge your friends!
Matariki Storytime
Wednesday 28 June, 10.30am-11.00am
Celebrate Matariki with us at a storytime filled with songs, stories and surprises.
Blockhouse Bay Library
Poupou print-making for childrenSaturday 24 June, 10.30am -12 noon.
Join us to celebrate Matariki! Using craft foam, paint and card, make your own poupou print. This is a workshop for children and all materials will be provided.
Places are limited and bookings are required - contact us to book your place! 
Call us on (09) 890 8683 or email: or
Newspaper pots with seed planting for adults
Wednesday 14 June, 9.30am- 5.00pm
Matariki is about new beginnings and new growth, as is planting seeds. Come and celebrate Matariki and the Māori New Year.
Drop in anytime between 9.30am –5.00pm to create your very own origami newspaper seedling pot, and plant a seed. Instructions and materials provided.

Central City Library
Matariki Rhymetime
Tuesday 20 June, 11am-11.30am
Come and celebrate Matariki and the Māori new year with us for a special rhymetime, filled with waiata and fun for the whole whānau.

Matariki Storytime and Crafting
Saturday 1 July, 11am-12noon
Come and celebrate Matariki and the Māori new year with us for a special storytime in the Children's Area, followed by a fun craft activity for the whole whānau.

Devonport Library
Matariki Rhymetime and StoriesMonday 12 June, 10 – 11 am
Come along to celebrate the start of Matariki with our special friends from Te Hau Kapua te Kohanga Reo. Songs we know and new songs to learn.

Epsom Library
Whakapapa Tree 10 June - 02 July
Tell us all about your 
whakapapa and add a leaf to our blossoming tree!

Korowai Cloak 
10 June - 02 July
have a beautiful Korowai cloak at Epsom library made by our community! Colour in a feather and add your special touch. 
Poi Making Workshop 
Saturday 17 June, 2pm - 3.30pm
Celebrate Matariki by making your own poi! Great for kids 
aged 4+.       

Matariki Storytime 
Tuesday 20 June, 11am-11.30am
Songs, Rhymes and Stories to 
celebrate Matariki! Great fun for the whole family.

Glen Innes LibraryStar Making for Matariki  Wednesday 14 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Craft a star to 
commemorate Matariki, and take it home to shine, or add it to our special Library display.

Matariki Storytime Friday 16 June, 10am-10.30am
Come and listen to a special story 
that celebrates Matariki.

Star Making for Matariki  Wednesday 21 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Craft a star to 
commemorate Matariki, and take it home to shine, or add it to our special Library display.
Matariki Storytime 
Friday 23 June 10am-10.30am
Come and listen to a 
special story that celebrates Matariki.
Star Making for Matariki  Wednesday 28 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Craft a star to 
commemorate Matariki, and take it home to shine, or add it to our special Library display.
Matariki Storytime 
Friday 30 June, 10am 10.30am
Come and listen to 
a special story that celebrates Matariki.
Matariki in the Night Sky 
Saturday 1 July, 6pm-7.30pm
STARGAZING & STAR MAKING! Come and view the Matariki cluster in real time through a digital app, and learn the names of each of its stars. Then 
craft your own star as a keepsake, or add it to the Library's display.
Grey Lynn LibraryMatariki Starry Night 
Wednesday, 21 June, 6pm-7pm
Bring a torch tonight and wear your pajamas for stories, songs and rhymes.
Finish the night with milk and cookies.                   

Howick Library
Mellon's Bay School Te Whare Taonga Kapa Haka group performance  
Tuesday, 13 June 
 11:15am - 11:45am
Mellon's Bay School Te Whare Taonga class Kapa Haka group (6 years and under) are 
performing at Howick Library. All welcome.
Matariki Bilingual Storytime
Friday 23 June, 10.30am - 11am
Come along to our p
re-school Matariki bilingual Storytime. All welcome. 

Leys Institute Library 
The Universe up close: contemplate the stars
Thursday 29 June, 6.15pm
Although Matariki will not be visible in the evening sky, why not join us anyway for a bit of stargazing. If the sky is clear, our resident cosmic guru, Dr Gunn, will say a few words about the heavenly bodies, before we head out into the cold to look at some of them through his fancy reflecting telescope and giant binoculars! RSVP to (09) 3741315.

Tales by twilight in celebration of Matariki 
Friday 23 June, 6.15pm
Bring the children to the library to celebrate Matariki with a cosy evening of stories and music. Wear your PJs, bring a torch and – if you like – a sleeping bag. Round the evening off with everyone’s favourite – milk and cookies.
Mahurangi East Library
Matariki Musings - Winter Words series 
Wednesday 28 June, 7pm- 9pm
Join the Mahurangi East Friends of the Library for our special Matariki edition of Winter Words open mic poetry evening.  Present poetry (original or your favourite) or come an enjoy the creativity of others.  We are also hoping for a special presentation of Matariki poetry from local students at this event.

The Living Library celebrates Matariki 
Saturday 10 June, 10.30am-12.30pm
Join the Mahurangi  East Friends of the Library  as they host a special Matariki themed Living Library event. Connecting the community with each other at this special time of year with crafts and possibly even kai.

The community comes together for Matariki
Saturday,10 June, 10.30am
Matariki is a time for bringing the community together.  Last year it was the korowai contributed to by local schools, ECEs and the community and this year we have something just as special planned.  Head into the library to contribute or watch out for Fleur coming to a school near you.       
Monday Movies Matariki screening
Monday 3 July,   6pm-8pm
Join the Mahurangi Book Ends (our library book club) for the screening of a favourite Kiwi movie to celebrate Matariki.  RSVP to         

Mangere Bridge Library
Matariki Wriggle & Rhyme 
Monday, 12 June,  9.30am-10.30am
Come and join us for a special Matariki themed Wriggle & Rhyme featuring Maori song.

Rongoa Maori Workshop with Amber O'Neill Wednesday, 14 June, 10.30am-12 noon
In this rongoa Maori medicine lore workshop Amber will be presenting a body of knowledge relating to the whakapapa, mauri (elemental energy) and ancient narratives of native plant species and some of their usages by Maori rongoa practitioners today.        
Matariki Storytime 
Friday 16 June,  10.30am-11.30am
Come and join us for a Matariki themed Storytime featuring Maori and Pacific song and dance, as well as performances from local pre   schools. 
Matariki Board Games 
Thursday, 22 June, 5pm-6.30pm
Relax under the stars with some late night board games.                  

Build a Waka! 
Friday, 23 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Help us build a waka to celebrate Matariki using cardboard! Then help us decorate the waka and navigate the pacific!              

Mangere  East Library

The Big Waka Challenge 
Monday 12 June, 4pm-5pm
Come along after school and help us build a great Waka in the Big Waka Challenge. 

Origami Matariki Stars 
Thursday 15 June 4pm-5pm
Learn to make your very own Matariki Origami stars. Come along after school and join the fun.

Matariki Glow Jars 
Monday 19 June,   4pm-5pm
Let your light shine. Come along and have a go at making your own Matariki Glow jar.   
Matariki Wriggle and Rhyme Storytime 
Tuesday 20 June, 10.30am-11.30am
Haere mai for a very special Wriggle and Rhyme storytime where we celebrate Matariki
Mangere Town Centre 
Rongoa Maori Workshop with Whina Te Whiu 
Monday 26 June, 10am-11.45am
Come and enjoy a presentation with Whina and Amber they will be presenting a body of knowledge relating to whakapapa (genealogy), mauri (elementary energy) and ancient narratives of the native plant species and some of their uses by Maori from the past and present. 

Matariki Wriggle and Rhyme Monday 26 June, 10.30am-11.30am
 Come along and enjoy singing, dancing, music and movement with your tamariki at our Matariki Wriggle and Rhyme Session.

Let's construct a Waka! 
Tuesday 27 June,  4pm-5pm
Let's build that special waka to carry us over the oceans and discover new lands.       
Matariki Kahoot 
Wednesday 28 June 4pm-5pm
Join us in an exciting interactive Matariki Quest to test your knowledge on Matariki.

Matariki Digital Challenge 
Thursday 29 June, 4pm-5pm
 Come join us in a fun session searching for clues about Matariki using a RF Scanner.

Matariki Storytime 
Friday 30 June. 10.30am-11.30am
Join us in a session of singing, dancing and storytelling  

Manurewa Library
Make a Matariki Kite  Tuesday 13 June, 10.30am-11.30am
Make a simple kite to celebrate Matariki. Activity suitable for pre   schoolers

Matariki Wheel  
Thursday 15 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Create your own Matariki view finder wheel to take home  Matariki

Story time
Friday 16 June, 10.30am-11.30am
Friday storytime - and decorate a feather for our Korowai (cloak)
Henna Stars and Kete Basket Tuesday, 20 June, 3.30pm 4.30pm
Join us for the popular Henna painting and make a kete basket with surprises!

Matariki Storytime 
Join us for story time and decorate a feather for our Korowai (cloak)

Storytime and decorate a feather for our Korowai 
Friday 30 June,   10.30am-11.30am
Matariki Story time and decorate our Korowai (cloak) 

Manukau Library 
Matariki Tea and Topics 
Thursday, 1 June   10.30am 11.30am
A talk on Maori Rongoa (Maori medicine).

Matariki Kidzspace  Starry Jars 
Saturday 10 June, 11am-12 noon
 Design your own Matariki glow jar with stars to navigate your future.

Matariki Rhymetime with Stories Tuesday 13 June, 10.30am-11am
Sing Maori Waiata and listen to some awesome stories!         
Build a Waka 
Saturday, 17 June  10am 2pm
Construct a lifesize Waka!

Kidzspace - Navigating the Past 
Saturday 17 June, 11am-12 noon
Discover your past with your own family tree art piece

Sunday, 18 June, 1.30pm 2.30pm
Create your own woven Matariki Stars         
Kidzspace   Navigating Fun 
Saturday, 24 June, 11am-12 noon
Help us navigate and discover the history of Matariki by solving our scavenger hunt

Matariki Rhymetime with Te Reo Maori Koreo 
Tuesday 27 June, 10.30am -11am
Sing waiata and listen to Te Reo Maori and English stories 

Massey Library    Pūrākau o Matariki - Stories of Matariki
Wednesdays 14 June, 21 June, 28 June, 10.30am-11am
For the month of Matariki, join us here @ the Massey Library every Wednesday for a special storytime.
Rongoa Maori Workshop with Whina 
Friday 16 June, 10am-12noon
In this rongoa Maori presentation Whina Te Whiu (Te Rarawa, Ngati Kuri) will be presenting a body of knowledge relating to the whakapapa (genealogy), mauri (elemental energy) and ancient narratives of New Zealand native plant species and some of their uses by Maori from the past to the present. rsvp to 98325389 

Waiata Oriori - Matariki Rhyme Time
Fridays 16 June, 23 June, 30 June, 10.30am - 11am
Nau mai, haere mai, Come and join us at the Massey Library for a fun Rhyme Time session celebrating the month of Matariki.
Mt Roskill Library
Matariki Storytime
Wednesday 14 June, 11am
Celebrate Matariki with stories and song!

New Lynn Memorial Library
Matariki Makerspace.
Wednesday 14 June, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Thursday 15 June, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Join us after school for Matariki inspired crafts and fun.

Matariki Whanau Story Time and Crafts
Sunday 18 June, 10.30 - 11.30
Bring the whole family along for our very special story time and kite making session.
Matariki Makerspace
Wednesday 21 June, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Thursday 22 June, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Join us after school for Matariki inspired crafts and fun.
Matariki Makerspace
Wednesday 28 June, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Thursday 29 June, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Join us after school for Matariki inspired crafts and fun.

Onehunga Library
Matariki Storytime 
Tuesday, 13 June, 10.30am
Join us for a special storytime with songs, stories and rhymes to celebrate Matariki.

Otahuhu LibraryPoi Making 
Monday, 12 June, 3.30pm-5pm
Poi is one of the traditional performing  arts of the Maori people of New Zealand. Come and join us  to make Poi.

Making Stars 
Tuesday 13 June, 3.30pm 4.30pm
 Matariki is a small group of stars. Get creative and join us in making beautiful of stars.            

Matariki story time Wednesday, 14 June, 10.30am 12 noon
Storytimes are a fun and interactive way to introduce your young ones to reading. Join us during our Matariki and Maori Language Week celebrations and enjoy storytimes.

Panmure LibraryMatariki Storytime 
Tuesday 13 June,10:30am
Join us for stories, rhymes and a special musical performance by the Panmure Bridge School Kapa Haka Group.
Matariki Arts and Crafts
Tuesday 13 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Come along and make your own Matariki lanterns and Korowai (Maori cloak). 
Papatoetoe Library
Matariki Wriggle and Rhyme  Monday, 19 June, 10.30am-11am
Bring your child and have fun with our songs and movement session.  Suitable for 0-2 years old.

Storytime for little Tamariki 
Wednesday 14 June, 10.30am
Kanikani time. Come along and join us for Matariki stories and waiata.

Have a go! Maori art for kids  
Wednesday, 14 June,  3.30pm
Make your own Matariki greeting cards using Maori poupou patterns.        

Have a go! Maori art for kids  Wednesday, 21 June, 3.30pm
Learn how to weave and turn your weaving into art portrait.

Kanikani time for tamariki  
Thursday 22 June, 10.30am
Come along and enjoy singing and dancing with rhymes for our special Matariki Rhyme time.

Matariki (Matauranga)knowledge quiz 
Wednesday, 28 June, 3.30pm
Boys vs girls challenge (age 7+), who will be the champion of our Matariki quiz.       

Parnell Library
Create a Matariki mobile
Saturday 17 June, 10.30 am – 12
Discover the seven stars of Matariki and create your own star mobile to hang up at home. Suitable for children of all ages. To register your interest, please email  or call us on 374 1321.
Matariki storytime
Monday 19 June, 11-11.30 am
Join in the fun as we celebrate Matariki and weave our storytelling magic into the hearts and minds of your little ones. Suitable for preschool-aged children. All welcome.
Make a paper fortune teller
Wednesday 21 June, 3.30-4.30 pm
Practice some Te Reo Māori and fold your own paper fortune teller. Suitable for children aged 6 years and up. All welcome.
Pt Chevalier Library
Magical Matariki CelebrationWednesday 21 June, 10.00 - 10.30am
Join our Matariki celebration. Enjoy storytelling and a special performance from the children of Point Chevalier School. Share a celebration of song, story telling and togetherness.
Matariki Kapa Haka Performance
Wednesday 28 June, 11.00-11.30am
Join us in a special performance from the talented students of Point Chevalier School. All welcome for this wonderful event.

Pukekohe Library
Rongoa / Traditional Maori Medicine Workshop
Wednesday 21 June, 10.30am-11.30am
Amber will be presenting a workshop on Whakapapa and our relationship with plant life, with focus on one plant in particular. We'll look at how it can help us in a time of sickness or accident. Rongoa means traditional Maori medicine and includes herbal medicine made from plants, physical techniques like massage and spiritual healing.

Matariki ThinkLab Wednesday, 14 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Discover the beauty of the night sky as we explore and learn about Matariki through special creations.

Matariki Movie Event Thursday 15 June,  5.30pm-7pm
Enjoy a relaxed evening filled with rich New Zealand history and culture as we watch a popular Kiwi classic film     "Poi E"

Matariki Craft Evening 
Thursday, 22 June, 4pm-6.30pm
Nau mai! Haere mai! Whakatau mai! Come along to Ranui Library for a warm night of fun and creativity! We will be creating beautiful taonga and treasures of Te Ao Maori. All are welcome to join in.             

Remuera Library 
Matariki Storytime and Poi Making
Saturday, 17 June, 11am-12.30pm
Join us for a special Matariki story time at Remuera Library, followed by a poi making craft session.

Matariki Origami  
Tuesday 20 June, 3.30pm-5pm
An afterschool craft   afternoon inspired by Matariki at Remuera Library.

Kapa Haka at Remuera Library 
Friday, 30 June, 1pm-2.30pm
Join us at Remuera Library for special kapa haka performances by Meadowbank and Mount Carmel School!          
Sir Edmund Hillary 
Making whetu – stars of Matariki Monday, 12 June   3.30pm 5pm
Learn how to make stars of Matariki, be creative.

Mahi whakairo speaker  - Ted Ngataki 
Wednesday 14 June, 11am-12noon
Come and listen to a carver from Ngati Tamaoho, talk to you about  the art of whakairo.

 Making Manutukutuku (Kites) 
Monday, 19 June, 3.30pm 5pm
Come and learn to make Manutukutuku (kites).       

Rongoa Maori Medicine Wednesday, 21 June, 10.30am-12 noon
Our speaker Roimata will take us on a journey into the world of rongoa Maori and tell us what rongoa Maori was used for?

Navigate your career - Advice for rangatahi Maori and their whanau 
Wednesday, 21 June, 6.30pm- 8pm
An opportunity for rangatahi and their whanau to get advice and tips from Careers New Zealand.

Matariki storytime
Thursday 22 June,
 11am-12 noon
Come and listen to the story of Matariki and a craft. Te Mahi Raranga   

Weaving with Whaea Kura Friday, 23 June, 11am-1pm
Learn from Whaea Kura and make some whetu (stars).       

Hanga Waka - Design a waka for Matariki 
Monday, 26 June, 3.30pm-5pm
Design and create a waka for Matariki.

Hanga Hoe waka - Design a hoe for your waka Wednesday 28 June, 3.30pm 5pm
Design and create a paddle for Matariki.

Kapa Haka Performance 
Thursday, 29 June,12 noon-1pm
Come and listen to one of the local schools kapa haka.       

Raranga Korowai Whiri Aroha Weaving Group 
Friday, 30 June, 11am-1pm
Come and watch the art of korowai weaving. 
Takapuna Library
Movie night: Whale Rider (PG, 97 mins)Thursday 8 June, 5.30pm – 7.10pm No bookings required – just turn up, grab a cushion, sit back and relax.
Woven Histories: Matariki Fashion Showcase Saturday 10 June, 6pm - 8m An evening celebrating the opening of Matariki Events for Libraries. Join us for a fashion show of the garments in the Woven Histories Exhibition. This will be a show unlike any you have seen in a Library setting! Accompanied by local performance with designs from Maori Weaver Shona Tawhiao. RSVP to 
Woven Histories: Matariki Exhibition 
10 June - 02 July (Launch at 5.30pm 10 June)
The Woven Histories photographic exhibition tells a story 
of innovation and empowerment. The woven garments by Maori artist Shona Tawhiao will be dis-played in the Angela Morton Collection of the Library.  The images represent the strength of stars, it is a celebration of navigating who you were destined to be. 
Weaving, making, doing – Matariki ToiTuesday 13th, 20th, 27th June, 3.30pm – 4.30pm 
Come along and join in with after-school Matariki crafts.
4-Up: Getting ready for Matariki
Friday 16 June, 11am - 12pm Join us at our weekly preschool programme of alphabet awareness and learning activity. This week we’ll be reading Matariki stories and making a star picture to take home. Most suitable for children 4yrs and up.

4-Up: Getting ready for Matariki
Friday 23 June, 11am - 12pm Join us at our weekly preschool programme of alphabet awareness and learning activity. This week we’ll be reading Matariki stories and learning how to weave with paper. Most suitable for children 4yrs and up.
Te Atatu Peninsula Library 
Celebrate Matariki Storytime 
Tuesday, 27 June, 10.30am-11am
Join us for a special storytime to celebrate Matariki, with stories and waiata for pre-schoolers.

Matariki Rhymetime 
Wednesday 28 June, 10.30am-11am
Celebrate Matariki with songs and movement for pre -schoolers.

Celebrate Matariki Storytime 
Saturday, 24 June, 11am-11.30am
Join us for a special Matariki Storytime, with stories, waiata and Matariki activies to follow. All welcome.  
Te Matariki Clendon Library 
Manu Aute  
Monday, 12 June,  345pm-5pm
Come along and create a Manu Aute. Learn how to make a kite using recycled materials                   
Matariki Story Time Wednesday, 14 June, 10.30am-11am
Join us and come to our Matariki story time, Jam   packed with stories, waiata and fun.

Koru soap carving 
Monday 19 June, 3.30pm 4.30pm
Learn how to carve koru patterns into soap.

Matariki Movie night in the library 
Thursday, 22 June, 4.30pm-6.30pm
Bring your whanau along to the library and enjoy a movie on us!       
Tutubug Kids Club Matariki Week 
Thursday 29 June 3.30pm 4.30pm
Nau mai haere mai to our Tutubug Kids Club, During this time we will have a range of activities for tamariki aged 5   12 with a Matariki flavour. 

Matariki 'Stars in your eyes'
Thursday 29 June,  6pm-7.30pm
A children's and youth family event for ages 5-21.
This event is to showcase young talent through performing arts, music and dance. For more information contact Jermaine (09)2618085.

Rongoa Maori Medicine Workshop
Friday, 30 June, 10am-1145am
Whina Te Whiu will run a workshop for Adults, demonstrating different plant remedies used by Maori. Places are limited please contact Te Matariki Clendon library for more information. 
Tupu Youth Matariki Market
Wednesday, 5 July,  2pm-7pm
Come along and celebrate with us. There will be Kai Stalls, Hangi (pre   ordered), Rongoa, Ta Moko exhibitions, Kapa haka Performances from Kura and Kohanga Reo as well as performances from local bands. It will be a fun filled night, come and enjoy the Kapahaka whilst munching on a Taniwha Burger, Mussel Chowder or Hangi, we hope to see you there.                   
Matariki Story Time Friday, 30 June, 11am-11.30am
Stories, stars and celebration. Join us to celebrate Matariki. For 3 and 4 year olds. RSVP to (09) 274 2356 Rachel Nixon at Tupu Youth Library.                   
Waiheke Library
Matariki Nighttime Celebration 
Thursday 15 June, 
Waiheke library celebrates Matariki with a night of stories, songs and the stars. With special guest Ani Morris. 
Waitakere Central Library
Woven Histories : Matariki    
10 June -  2 July. Launch 6pm Saturday 10 June.
photographic exhibition tells a story of innovation and empowerment.  The woven garments from Maori Artist Shona Tawhiao will be displayed on Level 1 of the Library.  The images represent the strength of stars, it is a celebration of navigating who you were destined to be.           
Let's make a Wheku Mask 
Sunday, 11 June,  11am-12 noon
Let's make a Wheku mask to wear at a play retelling a Maori legend.

Plant a Seed  
Wednesday 14 June 3.30pm-5pm
 Matariki is also associated with the celebration of harvest, gifting food and preparing the ground for the New Year's crops. Plant a seed to take home and grow them in your garden.

Have a go with Poi!
Thursday, 15 June, 3.30pm-5pm
Let's make Poi to take home and learn a Poi Dance with the family. Have a go with Poi!       
Have a go with Poi! 
Sunday, 18 June, 10.30am-12 noon
Celebrate the Maori New Year by learning how to make a Poi to take home and learn a Poi Dance with the family. All welcome and material provided. Give a Poi a go!

Plant a Seed 
Wednesday 21 June, 3.30pm-5pm
Matariki is also associated with the celebration of harvest, of giving food, and preparing the ground for the New Year's crops. Let's plant a seed to take home and grow them in your garden.

Let's make yummy Fry Bread!
Tuesday, 27 June, 3.30pm-5pm
Would you like to try a fresh yummy Fry Bread at our library? Our special chef will prepare them for you!

Plant a Seed
Wednesday 28 June, 3pm-5pm
Let's plant a seed to take home and grow them in your own garden. Materials provided and All welcome! 
Special Matariki Storytime 
Thursday 29 June, 10.30am-11am
Come and join our Matariki Storytime, and learn some songs in Maori. All welcome!

Play Maori Game Ti rakau 
Thursday, 29 June, 3.30pm-5pm Come and learn how to play the Traditional Maori Game Ti rakau.