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This week at kindergarten the Pohutukawa and Kowhai groups celebrated Matariki by having a shared lunch on Thursday and Friday. A big thank you to all our families who came and joined us, bringing food to share.

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The star cluster known as Matariki rises during the cold months of winter usually between the start of May and the beginning of June.  It’s rising signals the beginning of Maori New Year. About 500 starts make up the cluster but only seven can be seen with the naked eye in Aotearoa.

Matariki is strongly connected to the seasons of harvesting and planting. We plan to plant new plants in our kindergarten vegetable garden.

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You may have some extra vegetable seedlings or herbs to bring for us to plant in our kindergarten garden….