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.
Maori Karakia or prayer... May the sun bring you energy by day May the moon softly restore you by night May the rain wash away your worries May the wind blow new strength into your being May you walk on this earth in peace all the days of your life and know its beauty for ever and ever, amen
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