Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Day #6: Native Aotearoa : Activity 2

Activity 2: After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.

Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.
Te Whare Mātoro: Haka fusion - Te Whare Mātoro: Haka fusion is mixture of traditional Kapa Haka dance moves that are fused together to create a fusion! Not only do the rangatahi (young people) use the Traditional Kapa Haka dance moves, they also use contemporary music and this blends together to create a Haka Fusion!
Matariki Fireworks - Matariki Fireworks seems pretty self explanatory, but there are some extra essential information missing. Obviously Matariki is a mixture and celebration of diversity, and traditions to other cultures! I LOVE Matariki because of this. Held at Te Papa Promenade, Wellington, New Zealand, the fireworks are blasting!, that is done to commemorate Matariki, which also attracts audience!
The Matariki Ritual - The Matariki Ritual is like a welcoming, you and your whanau are warmly invited to attend a Ritual! At this Ritual, they acknowledge the year that has just passed, as well as, offering appreciation, followed by story sharing stories, kai and rejoice in Matariki Rising together.Image result for Matariki Fireworks


Telesia said...

Ciao Aaliyahna,

Amazing work you have here!. All of the events you have chosen sounds really fun and I would love to go to the Matariki Fireworks event, for I have never been there. Which event would you choose and why? or Have you been to any of the events you have chose?

Keep up the great work!


Aaliyahna said...

Hola Siaa!!

Thank you, yes I love fireworks as well as the traditional Haka Fusion!. Te be honest, I couldn't one, I love them all! I have not been to any events like that yet but If I do attend any, I would bring along a few friends.

Kindest Regards

Nahnah :)

daniel said...

Hi Aaliyahna
I would totally like to go and watch the fireworks! Once a year (During Guy Fawks) is not enough. Although, I kind of like the idea of kai at the Matariki ritual :). Keep up the superb work.

Luisa said...

Once again, superb work!. Like daniel, I would absolutely want to watch the fireworks. What about you!.

Kind regards, Luisa

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