Kōrero: Matariki

Whārangi 3. Matariki i te mano tau 2000

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Whakahauora

Mai i te taenga o te Pākehā ki Aotearoa tatū ki te rau tau 1900, he takei nui rawa atu a Matariki ki te Māori. Nāwai ā, ka memeha haere, ka memeha haere; nō te tekau tau atu i 1940 tū ai te whakanuinga whakamutunga o Matariki kei te mōhiotia. I te tīmatanga o tēnei rau tau, ka whakaaratia anōtia ngā kaupapa whakanui i a Matariki. Nā te kaha o ngā tautoko mō Matariki, kua puta te kōrero mō te whakakore i te rā whānau o te Kūini o Ingarangi, kia riro ai ki a Matariki taua rā hararei ā-motu.

I te tau 2000 ka whakahaerehia e Te Rangi Huata tētahi hui whakanui i a Matariki ki Heretaunga; e 500 ngā tāngata i tae atu. I te tau 2003, e 15,000 ngā tāngata ka puta atu. Hei tā Te Rangi Huata kei te nui haere, kei te kaha haere a Matariki, nā tana whakanui i ngā tikanga Māori hei whakakotahi i ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa: ‘Kua āhua rite a Matariki ki te Thanksgiving me te Halloween; ko te mea rerekē o Matariki, kei te whakanui ia i ngā tikanga a te Māori. Me kī pēnei au, ko te Thanksgiving ki Amerika, ko Matariki ki Aotearoa. 1

Manu aute

Ka piki anō te kaha o Matariki, ka piki anō te kaha o te manu aute Māori. E ai ki a Hekenukumai Pūhipi tohunga whakatere waka, ka puta a Matariki, ko te tikanga a ngā tīpuna o te Māori me ngā iwi o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa, ka tukua he manu aute ki te pōhiri i a ia.

I te tau 2001, ka puta te puka a Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori me tā rātou tono kia tukua he manu aute kia rere i te rā tahi o te tau hōu. I ēnei rā, ko te hanga pākau tētahi o ngā mahi i ngā rā whakanui i a Matariki. I te hui whakanui i a Matariki ki Heretaunga, ka pahū ngā mumura, ka marewa ngā pūangi hei maumaharatanga ki ngā manu aute o ngā rā ki mua.

Kupu tāpiri
  1. ‘Celebration of Maori New Year reaches new heights’, Hawke’s Bay New Zealand, http://www.hawkesbaynz.com/trade_media/media_kits/media_releases/matariki_reaches.htm (last accessed 10 April 2005). › Back
Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Paul Meredith, 'Matariki - Matariki i te mano tau 2000', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/matariki/page-3 (accessed 18 February 2019)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006