Kia ora Whānau
The Puaka Matariki Festival is underway, and tino pai! Kā mihi nunui to all who attended the launch and the events that commenced our week-long-plus celebration of Te Ao Māori, wānaka, mahi toi, and whanaukataka.
Unfortunately, we have to POSTPONE tomorrow’s Flax and Māori Perfume event. Tania Manuhiri Bell is unable to travel this weekend, so Orokonui will reschedule this awesome opportunity to hear about the traditional uses of kāretu (scented holy grass), and other taoka species in their pā harakeke, for later in the winter. We will let you know when this will happen, as soon as it’s arranged.
Mauri ora – get well soon, Tania!
Ehara, there are heaps of other events on this weekend, and throughout the week. You can download the full programme from our homepage to print out for yourself.
Hei konā rā!