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Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa tēnei Matariki / Warm greetings to you all this Matariki,

Matariki is such an important part of the Māori calendar and there are so many great online resources to help understand and enjoy it’s meaning. Click the button below to read about Matariki and its meaning.

Leanne Brownie
Upper North RC
09 283 9483 or 027 566 0294

My whānau (family) climbed our Tupuna maunga (Ancestral mountain) at 6am on 13 July and caught a glimpse of the Matariki cluster before it was covered by clouds. The whetu (star Puanga) is the star we see most prominently in the North. You may have got up early with your tamariki (children). It was worth the effort, looking East over Te Moananui-a-Kiwa (the Pacific ocean).

With the cold weather has come the rain … floods are no fun. I hope you are all looking after yourselves and looking out for each other. Have you got some respite planned? (especially after school holidays).

It’s times like these when we need a friendly face and someone who understands how our lives are on a day to day basis.

Come share your stories at a training or coffee morning (dates to be set this week) with people who ‘get you’!

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Fire on the mountain!

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Whakawhetai mo te Manaaki / Thanks for Caring
Kia āta noho, kia mau tonu / Keep calm and carry on

Nā Leanne / From Me!

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