Tauranga Moana, like many other regions, observe Matariki differently from other areas in Aotearoa - this year, Matariki can be seen rising from the horizon on the 31st of May. PWO Navigator Jack Thatcher (CNZM) will continue his near 30-year tradition of walking to the summit of Mauao to begin our celebrations of Matariki in Tauranga Moana.
Join us at the summit of Mauao to hear kōrero on the significance of Matariki, to share in karakia and remember those who have passed on. This event is open to all.
When: Tuesday 31 May, 5.45am
Where: Summit (top) of Mauao