Ngāti Manuhiri – Mānawatia a Matariki

Mānawa maiea te putanga o Matariki

Mānawa maiea te ariki o te rangi

Mānawa maiea te Mātahi o te tau

Matariki is a time for remembrance, celebrating the present and looking to the future.

Matariki Hunga Nui – Remembrance

Honouring those we have lost since the last rising of Matariki.

Matariki Ahunga Nui – Celebrating the Present

Gathering together to give thanks for what we have.

Matariki Manako Nui – Looking to the Future

Looking forward to the promise of a new year.

Each iwi, hapū, whānau and individual may acknowledge Matariki in their own way and for the Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust, we began celebrations in June with community planting days, project planning and the well-being of our whānau whānui.

Matariki is now acknowledged nationwide with a public holiday which this year is on Friday, July 14. We will gather in Puhinui Warkworth to launch a new project we have been working on with Auckland Council, which will express some of the history of Ngāti Manuhiri using light and sound along the Mahurangi River. This will be available for the public to view for the first time at the Mahurangi Winter Festival of Lights Saturday, July 15, at 7pm.

Looking ahead, we would love to work with our community to create more interactive events celebrating Matariki. If this is something you are interested, in, please contact our office team via

Titoro Whaka muri

Kōkiri Whakamua

Look back and reflect so you can move forward.