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Matariki at Dawn

Marlborough Kindergartens celebrate Matariki at dawn

Marlborough Kindergartens celebrated Matariki with a special event at Monkey Bay early last Sunday morning.

Matariki bonfire

Children and teachers from kindergartens throughout Marlborough were welcomed to Monkey Bay by the sound of the putatara.  They sang waiata, enjoyed shared kai, listened to korero about the Matariki story, and were treated to a bonfire and a beautiful dawn at the beach.

The celebration, which is in its third year, was the culmination of all of the learning and celebrations that have been going on at individual kindergartens throughout June.


It is wonderful to see our tamariki, whānau and kaiako coming together for this very special New Zealand celebration.  We would love to hear about other celebrations that happened around Marlborough – did your school have an event, create some artwork, or incorporate Matariki into your learning this term?