Manaakitanga is also the most appropriate Māori concept to articulate the nation’s role in hosting Rugby World Cup 2011. Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori has developed a Manaakitanga phrase booklet to assist you in understanding this theme more. It also provides tips and hints about how you can participate in and celebrate the theme for 2011. The booklets are free and you can order one from our Kōrero Māori website: http://www.korero.maori.nz/resources/shop.html
Waitangi National Trust - Matariki Fesitval Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises just once a year, this year on the 28th June and signals the start of the Māori New Year. Matariki Festival will be held at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds from the 28th June till the 6th July. - See more at: http://www.waitangi.org.nz/events/
To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too, then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.