Waimate High School Newsletter

Ko Tupuārangi - nō te kāhui Matariki

Check out the beautiful artwork 'Tupuanuku' designed by our senior Art students, Alisha Roberts and Lily-Anne Beazley.
    by Marie Donaldson

'Tupuanuku' is currently on display in the former BNZ building, Queen Street, Waimate. Individual artwork produced by our Year 7 students are also on display at the Waimate Library as part of the local schools and early childhood art competition for Matariki. Ka mau te wehi te mahi nei (awesome work).

Tupuānuku is one of nine stars seen within the cluster of Matariki, Te Iwa o Matariki. It is the star that is connected to kai (food) and rongoā (traditional medicines) that is grown within the soil or harvested from the ground. The rising of Matariki signals Te Matahi o te tau (the new year) within te ao māori and plays a significant role in the māramataka, the Māori lunar calendar, in determining and planning for the year ahead. To find out more, visit livingbythestars.co.nz

Nō reira e te whānau, 

Manawatia a Matariki (Happy Māori New Year)