The Edinburgh Realty eNewsletter

Issue #128 | June 2024


Celebrating Matariki

As we approach the season of Matariki, it's a wonderful opportunity to celebrate one of New Zealand's most significant cultural holidays.

Matariki, also known as the Māori New Year, is a time for reflection, renewal, and connection with the natural world. This holiday is marked by the rising of the Matariki star cluster, also known as the Pleiades, which signals the start of the Māori lunar calendar.

Traditionally, Matariki is a time to remember those who have passed, celebrate the present with loved ones, and plan for the future. Many communities across New Zealand will be hosting events, including star-gazing, storytelling, and traditional Māori performances. Let’s take this chance to embrace the rich cultural heritage of our nation and come together in celebration and reflection.

If you would like to take part in local Matariki celebrations click here for more information.