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Matariki Dawn Karakia
June 19 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am
MATARIKI DAWN KARAKIA.
Sat 19 June, 6am–10am | Takaparawhau
Herald the Māori new year at Takaparawhau / Bastion Point – a place of special significance to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and the history of Tāmaki Makaurau. Tama nui te rā (the sun) will rise across the Waitematā and bring forth the dawn light on Takaparawhau.
Please join us to commemorate those who have passed, acknowledge those who remain, plan for the approaching seasons and welcome the new year with karanga, karakia, waiata and kotahitanga (unity).
Following the blessing, there will be a light breakfast, entertainment and the opportunity to learn more about the history and stories of our iwi. Dress warmly.
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