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Matariki Celebrations at UCOL

All UCOL Campus. Starting Mon 20 Jun

Matariki Celebrations

Celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year, with us.

To celebrate Matariki, we'll be holding activities all week. Matariki activities across UCOL campuses include:

Manawatū campus:

  • Harakeke earring and poi-making workshop followed by kai –  22 June
  • Matariki Waitī multimedia display on Block 4 UCOL King/Queen St carpark. Test run – 27 June. Public event – August (date and time to be confirmed)
Whanganui campus:
  • Soup Day lunch – 20 June
  • BBQ lunch – 21 June
  • Te rā whānau lunch for kaumatua, kuia and ākonga, Tote bag decorating and waiata – 22 June
Wairarapa campus:
  • Ngā Upoko Māori o Wairarapa (Māori/ Pasifika Kaimahi) have created three activities framed around four of the stars in the Matariki cluster:
    • Pōhutukawa, remembering tūpuna and whānau who have passed on – 20 June
    • Tupuānuku and Tupuārangi, connection with food grown and food from the sky, this is a movement session followed by hāngī – 5 July
    •  Hiwa i te rangi: casting our wishes, aspirations and future goals for the new year – 12 July

Horowhenua campus:

  • Kapahaka followed by a hangi – 29 June.

20 - 24 Jun

All UCOL Campus


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