15 Jun Te Umu Kohukohu Whetū ki Mokoia 2021
The rise of the Matariki star cluster to herald the Māori new year is just around the corner with the appearance taking place in the Tangaroa moon phases of the very first moon of this Maramataka year. As we look to celebrate the inaugural Matariki annual holiday, here is a glimpse into the Umu Kohukohu Whetū ceremony held on Mokoia Island last Matariki as we prepare to hold this year’s event at Ōkūrei, Maketū.Kua taka kē ko Whiro, ā, e takatū ana kia mahuta ake ko ngā pō Tangaroa e kitea ai ko Matariki ki te pae. Tērā koia ko Matariki te mātahi o te tau hōu Māori. Tirohia, rangahaua – Toi Tū, Toi Tangata e!