Celebrating Matariki

Whakanuia te tau hou Māori!

The Māori new year is upon us, running from 22 Pipiri (June) to 14 Hōngongoi (July) this year. AMI is proud to support the Auckland Matariki Festival for the third year running, as supporting our communities is what we’re all about. Matariki is a festival which really brings people together to celebrate Aotearoa, so gather your friends and family and celebrate Matariki with us!

What is Matariki?

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades and marks the start of the Māori new year. The auspicious season also acknowledges both life and death. It is a time to remember those who have passed as well as celebrating the new harvest crops and seafood plus birds that have been collected. Ultimately Matariki is a time for celebrating with family and friends, a time to reflect on the year that’s been, to honour those who are no longer around, to enjoy the present, and to look forward to the future.

Ways to celebrate

Want to celebrate Matariki with your community? Check out these links to see how you can.

In Auckland? There are heaps of things to do at the Matariki Festival! Keep an eye out for us on some of these events too. Check it out here .

Here's a great list of what’s happening around the country.

Keen to celebrate Matariki at home with your nearest and dearest? Te Papa has some great ideas of what you can do. View the full list here .

Wishing you a great Matariki!