Sparklers at Home


Fun wellbeing activities to support whānau to look after their wellbeing and feel good.

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Welcoming Matariki and Te Mātahi o te Tau (the new year)

Learn about the importance of the Matariki whetū (star) cluster and its special appearance in the winter sky marking the beginning of te mātahi o te tau (the New Year).

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Make a Matariki tradition!

Sharing kai is a big part of Matariki, so create a special placemat to use for shared kai during Matariki with your whānau.

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Karawhiua mai ōu moemoeā Matariki - Make a Matariki wish!

Make a moemoeā (wish) upon Hiwa-i-te-rangi, and how to make a good moemoeā (wish) come true!

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Make a Manu Tukutuku (kite)

Welcome some fresh air and some sky magic by making a manu tukutuku (kite).

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Matariki Whetū (star) Bunting

Nothing says festivities like bunting! Representing all of the special whetū of Matariki - each whetū offers a whānau adventure in line with their significance.

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Learn your Pepeha!

Learning our pepeha connects us to our family and history.

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A fun workbook series taking tamariki through all they need to know to tuputupu (grow) kūmara (and your mental health too!)

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Arohaina te reo - Loving te reo Māori

Apps and tracks and great facebook pages all supporting our te reo Māori

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Whānau Poster

Capture memories of your whānau - it builds connection both to them and your family's history.

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What's in a Name?

Names are important and often have special meaning or a story. Share and capture these.

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Whare Tapa Whā and Keeping Pou Strong

Te Whare Tapa Whā is a great way to understand and explore hauora and what can impact it. This activity looks at bullying and upstanding and how these seemingly minor acts can have a big effect.

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Our Aotearoa Upstanders and me

Being an upstander has a really big positive effect. Many of our famous (and not so famous) New Zealanders were and are upstanders – they have been standing up for what’s fair and right.

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Hikitia te Hā

Hikitia te Hā is a simple breathing and mindfulness sequence that anyone can learn using our videos.

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Rising Tide

Read Rising Tide, or listen to the audiobook in English and te Reo Māori as a way to connect with your child , kōrero about resilience and find active strategies to build resilience too.

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