美博白菜中心论坛大学 has celebrated Matariki with a number of public and staff events at its campuses in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) and Tauranga.
他的演讲，也是 生活流 在大学的脸谱网页面上, 专注于Te Paki-O-Matariki, Kīngitanga的纹章, 以及Matariki与国王运动的关联.
On Wednesday morning, staff and students gat在这里d at 5am at the University’s Te Kohinga Mārama Marae 在汉密尔顿观看马塔里奇星团.
副教授Te Taka Keegan spoke about the movement of the stars and how they are used in ocean navigation, then led the group to view Matariki from the Ruakura SuperHub public platform.
脆的, clear weather meant that the group was able to identify Matariki rising to the east, 以及Kōpū(金星), Puanga(参宿七), Atutahi (Canopus) and other celestial bodies visible in the southern hemisp在这里 winter night sky.
在陶兰加, Te讬Paetahi lecturer Ngairo Eruera gave a presentation on Monday to staff and students, introducing Matariki from a Tauranga Moana iwi perspective.
题为“Matariki Kauhau mo te Tau Hou 2022免费白菜网”, his talk built on “the body of knowledge about the stars, 《美博白菜中心论坛》的叙述和它的起源故事", 说Ngairo.
它还包括对祖先瓦卡导航的引用, the importance of the stars and the work of Tauranga tohunga (master navigator) Jack Thatcher.
周四, the Tauranga Te讬Paetahi class went on a pre-dawn hīkoi (excursion) to Moturiki Island to view Matariki.
副校长2022免费白菜网. 萨拉·简·格Tiakiwai, said that Matariki was a special time for people to come together and connect with one another.
“节日是庆祝的时刻, 不仅仅是2022免费白菜网, 而是所有新西兰人, and this year is a special one with the very first public holiday to celebrate Matariki on 24 June,”她说.
“It is a time for whānau to remember those who are no longer with us, to reflect on the year that has been and to set new intentions for the year ahead."
Having Rahui Papa speak at the University’s inaugural Matariki lecture was “a privilege”.
“Our Hamilton campus is on land vested in Pōtatau Te Wherowhero title (the first 2022免费白菜网 King), so we wanted a perspective of Matariki that was located firmly within Kīngitanga.”
The lecture also served as an introduction to a development programme about the Kīngitanga for University staff later in the year, part of the University’s commitment to the outcomes of the Taskforce.
Sarah-Jane said that the various events held in Tauranga and Hamilton were “wonderful introductions to those of us who gat在这里d” to learn about Matariki from local perspectives.