Matariki Akonga Nui

Matariki Akonga Nui
Matariki Akonga Nui: Matariki for Teachers

This exciting new teaching and learning resource from Te Papa supports you to delve into activities which uncover the meaning and stories of Matariki, the values that relate to this special time of the year and the ways in which you can celebrate it in your setting.

Matariki Akonga Nui centres mātauranga Māori, with guidance on relationships with whānau Māori and mana whenua, and learning is linked to the new Social Sciences curriculum as well as Science, The Arts and Health and PE.

Explore: Discover the rich traditions, stories, and practices associated with this special time of the maramataka.

Celebrate: Celebrate Matariki in your own community with ideas and guidance for meaningful activities.

Play: Engage in a selection of activity booklets, videos, quizzes and games.

The underpinning principles reinforce the connections between people, place and nature:

  • We enact Te Tiriti
  • We are connected to each other and our local places
  • We are in active relationship with Papatūānuku
  • We provide accessible and engaging resources