Te whakanui i a Matariki
Celebrating Matariki 
 

Takoha
 

He tikanga tēnei mea te takoha nā ētahi iwi maha tonu huri noa i te ao. He wā 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 tētahi rōpū-ā-iwi, ki tētahi karapu hākinakina rānei. 
     
  • Mahia he mahi mā te tangata e kore kē e taea e ia ake te mahi. 
     
  • Kimihia he koha mā ngā rawakore me ngā kaumātua kei tō takiwa e noho ana. 
     
  • Whakawhāititia ō whakaaro ki tētahi mahi. 
     
  • Rapua he mea kei te takoto kau i te kāinga kāhore e whakamahia ana e koe, ka hoatu noa atu. 
     
  • Kohikohia he kai nō te māra, ka hoatu ai i tētahi wāhanga. 
     
  • Hoatu he kai ki te pēke kai i te hokomaha. 
     
  • Whakaminea ētahi o tō whānau, o tō hapori rānei, kātahi ka whiriwhiri kaupapa takoha ki tō hapori, ki tō marae, rōpū-ā-iwi rānei. 
     

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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