Friday, 23 June 2017

Matariki Celebration and Hangi...oh, and it was the Winter Solstice.

On Wednesday we celebrated Matariki with our whanau.  We spent the day preparing kai and then while the Hangi cooked we did some research about Matariki, did some weaving, made poi, honored ancestors and people who have passed on and shared waiata with our whanau.
What did you do for Matariki?  Did you know it was the Winter Solstice on Wednesday as well?

17 comments:

  1. Kia Ora Paparoa range,

    This looks very tasty and weaving is very exiting, We have made some hangi at our school on occasions as well.
    We have also made Matariki stars and they come out very beautiful when finished.

    How long did it take you to prepare?
    What have you guys found out about Matariki?

    Na Joseph

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    1. tēnā rawa atu koe for you comment Joseph, our teacher started organising things about a month out because we got donations of kai from our whanau. On the day we had parents helping so it only took about 1 1/2 hours to prepare kai and set up the kai cooker.
      Did you make 3D Matariki stars or just flat ones like we did?
      Thanks
      Ruma Waru

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  2. Kia ora Paparoa Range I'm Tyler from Gilberthorpe School.
    It looks like you know a lot about matariki.
    How long did it take you to organize it.

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    1. Tena koe Tyler
      Where is Gilberthorpe school? How many kids go to your school and how many are in your class?
      Probably the only thing we didn't get to do was see the Matariki star constellation because it's normally in the dawn that people see it.
      We started organising our hangi celebration about 4-5 weeks before it happened so we knew we had enough donated kai to go ahead and feed everyone who came.
      Thanks
      Ruma Waru

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  3. Kia ora Paparoa Range I'm Tyler from Gilberthorpe School.
    It looks like you know a lot about matariki.
    How long did it take you to organize it.

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    1. Hi Tyler, my name is Jess.
      It had taken us the whole day to prepare for this event and it was hard work. When and use Greymouth High School's kai cooker for a couple of days.
      We had been to Shanty Town and we learnt about most of it there.
      Blog ya later
      Jess

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  4. Kia Ora Paparoa Range school,Chloe here from Gilberthorpe School I'm a year six.

    First of all I love how you spent time with whanau.I also loved how you did lots of stuff like weaving,you had a hungi and you even made poi to people who have passed.

    Next time maybe you could show what the hungi looked like when it was done.
    What was your favorite part about this day?

    Blog you next time bye

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    1. Hi Chloe. It was a great day. My favourite part was preparing the food and spending time with our family, thanks for commenting. Caitlyn

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  5. Kia Ora Paparoa Range, I am Chelsea from Gilberthorpe School.
    I was looking at your blog and this was the one that I liked.
    I love this because it is about Matariki.
    How long did this take you to do?
    Next time can you do a anormashion about Matariki.
    Keep your blog going Paparoa Range blog ya litter.

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  6. kia ora my name is Jake from Gilberthorpe school. I really love this post, it seem's like you had a good time weaving.
    Yum that looked really good. Maybe next time don't put the slide on fast.
    Bye for now.

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  7. Kia Ora Paparoa Range, I am Chelsea from Gilberthorpe School.
    I was looking at your blog and this was the one that I liked.
    I love this because it is about Matariki.
    How long did this take you to do?
    Next time can you do a anormashion about Matariki.
    Keep your blog going Paparoa Range blog ya litter.

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  8. Kia Ora Paparoa Range, I am Chelsea from Gilberthorpe School.
    I was looking at your blog and this was the one that I liked.
    I love this because it is about Matariki.
    How long did this take you to do?
    Next time can you do a anormashion about Matariki.
    Keep your blog going Paparoa Range blog ya litter.

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  9. Hi my name is Jorja I go to Gilberthorpe School I'm a year six .
    I think that this os a really cool idea Gilberthorpe did a hangi once it's pretty yum right.Also you did some flaxing that looked fun what were you making ?
    What was your favorite part?

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  10. Kia orana Ruma Waru Paparoa Range School It's Siyona here from Gilberthorpe School in Rimu class my teacher's name is Miss Waho . I love the fax wich you made I also like the prasintachon of hunge and other things wich you did on Matariki blog you later .

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  11. Hallo It Nevaeh from Gilberthorpe school.
    I was cool how you Labeled It all the flax and weaving.
    What did you guys found out about Matariki.
    Tschuss von mich Nevaeh.

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  12. Kia ora Tamariki ma!
    My name is Ashrita and I am from Gilberthorpe School, I am also a year six!
    This was really interesting to read, I like the part where you said 'We spent the day preparing kai and then while the Hangi cooked we did some research about Matariki', I really dragged me into reading this!
    Question? How many hours did it take to prepare the food?!
    Well that's all from me..

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  13. Kia ora ruma waru
    I love that hangi it looks very yum and tasty Wow you sure know how to celebrate matariki how long did it take to do the hangi?
    and what have you learnt about it bye now Na Rodeshar

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