Te whakanui i a Matariki
Celebrating Matariki 
 

Takoha
 

He tikanga tenei mea te takoha na etahi iwi maha tonu huri noa i te ao. He wa a Matariki hei manaaki i te hunga rawakore. Ko te tikanga, he hoatu herekore, he hoatu noa atu i runga i te aroha. 
 

  • Hoatu mea i runga i te aroha ki tetahi ropu-a-iwi, ki tetahi karapu hakinakina ranei. 
     
  • Mahia he mahi ma te tangata e kore ke e taea e ia ake te mahi. 
     
  • Kimihia he koha ma nga rawakore me nga kaumatua kei to takiwa e noho ana. 
     
  • Whakawhaititia o whakaaro ki tetahi mahi. 
     
  • Rapua he mea kei te takoto kau i te kainga kahore e whakamahia ana e koe, ka hoatu noa atu. 
     
  • Kohikohia he kai no te mara, ka hoatu ai i tetahi wahanga. 
     
  • Hoatu he kai ki te peke kai i te hokomaha. 
     
  • Whakaminea etahi o to whanau, o to hapori ranei, katahi ka whiriwhiri kaupapa takoha ki to hapori, ki to marae, ropu-a-iwi ranei. 
     

Gift-giving 
 

Giving is part of many cultural celebrations all around the world. Matariki is a time to give what you have to spare to those who need it. It's about finding something of yourself to offer to others. 
 

  • Give to a charity organisation or a local sports club. 
     
  • Do somethng for somebody who will not be able to do it for themselves. 
     
  • Find a gift for the needy or elderly in our community. 
     
  • Give your time to a project. 
     
  • Find something you have to spare and give it away to somebody who needs it. 
     
  • Gather food from your garden and give some of it away. 
     
  • Gift some food from your shopping to the foodbank. 
     
  • Call together some people in your family or neighbourhood and develop a gifting plan for your marae or community group. 


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