Te whakanui i a Matariki
Celebrating Matariki 
 

He timatanga hou

I tua atu i te waitohu i te timatatanga o te tau hou, ko Matariki te tohu o etahi atu mahi whakatipu mauri.

I nga ra o mua ko Matariki te wa mo te takatu ki te ko i te mara me te whakawhanaunga haere ki te whanau me nga hoa. Ko te tau hou hoki te wa e tirotiro ai te tangata ki tona tu i te ao, ki te whakapakari i nga pukenga tawhito, ki te whakamatau pukenga hou otira, ki te kimi whainga hou.

 

Anei he timatanga hou hei whakaarotanga ma koutou i tenei tau.
 

  • Te whakapakari tinana - titiro ki o kai me o mahi korikori. Whakaarohia hoki me he tikanga whakapai tinana e watea ana ki a koe.  Ki te kaipaipa koe - me whakamutu atu.
     
  • Whakatikaina te taha putea. Koinei pea te wa hei whakarite rarangi moni me te whakau ano i o whakapaunga ki ta te rarangi whakapau. Kaua e wareware ki nga whakapaunga ka tupono mai.
     
  • Tirohia to noho tahi me to whanau. Kei te mohio koe ki nga mahi e pirangitia ana e o tamariki? He whanaunga tou kua kore nei i kitea e koe mo te wa roa?
     
  • Ka taea pea te rapurapu, te whakamohoa ranei i to whakapapa. Ma te whakapapa ka ako tatou ko wai tatou. He tino wa a Matariki ki te whakarongo ki nga korero mo o tatou tupuna, a ratou mahi hoki, to ratou panga mai ki a tatou, ki ta tatou ahua hoki i enei ra.
     
  • Akona he pukenga hou, whakahoutia ranei he pukenga tawhito. Whakapakarihia to reo Maori. Ka taea pea e koe to kita tawhito, to piana ranei te whakatangitangi ano. Me haere ranei ki tetahi kura kia ako ai koe i etahi mea i tino wawatatia ai e koe - akona he pukenga e taea ai te whakaako ki tetahi atu.
     
  • Tukua ou ake wawata mo te tau hou ina kite koe i te kowhiti.


      

New beginnings

As well as marking the start of a new year, Matariki also signals other new beginnings.

Traditionally, Matariki was the time to plant trees, prepare the land for planting crops and renew associations with whanau. The New Year is also a good time to reflect on your place in the world, to re-awaken old skills or try out new ones, and to set new goals.

 

This year, why not try some of these new beginnings:
   

  • Get fit. Look at your diet and exercise and see if there are any improvements to be made. If you smoke - give it up.
     
  • Get your finances in order. Now's a good time to set yourself a realistic budget and stick to it. Don't forget to allow for unexpected expenses.
     
  • Examine your relationships with your family. Do you know what your children are really interested in? Is there a relative you haven't kept in touch with?
     
  • Start or update your family history. Whakapapa is our history, who we are. Matariki is a great time to learn about the deeds and actions of our ancestors and how they have shaped who we are today.
     
  • Learn a new skill or revive an old one. Brush up on your Maori language. Perhaps you could dust off the old guitar or piano. Enrol in a course you've always wanted to do - learn something you can pass on to others.
     
  • Make a wish for the New Year when you see the new moon.
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