Meanings and celebrations - Matariki Te Whetū o te Tau

How can I celebrate Matariki?

Welcome to the fourth podcast in our Matariki Te Whetū o te Tau soundbite podcast series. For this podcast, we are again guided in our exploration and learnings of Matariki by Dr Rangi Matamua from Living by the Stars.

In this podcast, Dr Matamua talks about how to celebrate the Matariki public holiday in a way that is respectful to te ao Māori. Dr Matamua also speaks about how Matariki is a celebration of the Māori new year and is also used to remember those who have passed in the previous year. The whāngai i te hautapu ceremony of Matariki is also discussed.