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).
Sharing kai is a big part of Matariki, so create a special placemat to use for shared kai during Matariki with your whānau.
Make a moemoeā (wish) upon Hiwa-i-te-rangi, and how to make a good moemoeā (wish) come true!
Welcome some fresh air and some sky magic by making a manu tukutuku (kite).
Nothing says festivities like bunting! Representing all of the special whetū of Matariki - each whetū offers a whānau adventure in line with their significance.
Learning our pepeha connects us to our family and history.
A fun workbook series taking tamariki through all they need to know to tuputupu (grow) kūmara (and your mental health too!)
Apps and tracks and great facebook pages all supporting our te reo Māori
Capture memories of your whānau - it builds connection both to them and your family's history.
Names are important and often have special meaning or a story. Share and capture these.
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.
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.
Hikitia te Hā is a simple breathing and mindfulness sequence that anyone can learn using our videos.
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.