ABC Stokes Valley’s Matariki Celebration
ABC Stokes Valley celebrated Matariki which initiated many family friendly events. Marcia Waikato, welcomed the whanau, Shane Tekira from Koraunui Marae, lead our opening karakia and Naenae Intermediate School’s kapa haka performed waiata and they were also a pasifika group, performing some traditional songs from the pacific cultures. Then the hangi was shared with all our friends and whānau. During this month our tamariki have been making art works for matariki, have been planting and harvesting for the next Matariki and have been learning waiata to give value to this wonderful Maori new year.