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Mānawatia a Matariki

2 July, 2021

Pauline Harris - Otari Bush

Dr Pauline Harris, from Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Rakaipaaka and Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa

We would like to acknowledge this time of the year, Matariki!

Matariki is a time to reflect on the past, to remember those  who we have lost, to celebrate the present with our family and friends and to plan for the future.  

A very important aspect of  Matariki is also Environmental awareness and connection and how we contribute to a sustainable future, this is a very important value to the MacDiarmid Institute.

So to you all, 

Mānawatia a Matariki

Matariki holiday will 'better connect us with the natural world' - Radio New Zealand, February 5, 2021