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Matariki Celebrations

June 21 – July 20

Matariki star cluster signals the Māori New Year in June – July. It is a significant time
of the Māori calendar to celebrate Māori culture, achievement, remembrance and
new beginnings.

Wintec has celebrated this event for over 20 years since it was first introduced by Te
Ataarangi total immersion te reo Māori. The theme for Matariki this year is learning;
Matariki stories, Waikato and Matariki landmarks, rangahau (Māori research), astaff forum on learning support, a Matariki waka project and the arts featuringcontemporary and traditional Māori arts.Nau mai haere mai ki te whakanui i te wā o Matariki

Wintec, Bachelor of Teaching Programme (Early Childhood Education)

When: June 21, 12 noon
Where: City campus HUB

A student showcase, featuring storyboards, graphic design and live music. Check out storyboards produced by our Early Childhood Education students researching Matariki as part of their curriculum. As well as new Matariki brand created by graphic design, students from our School of Media Art with the final design debuting on storyboards and other Matariki promotional material across the organisation. As well as live performances from our School of Media Art music students. Be at the event to win spot
Open to students, staff and public.

Matariki Coach Tour

When: June 22, 9am – 2pm
Where: Departure Wintec marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa

Wintec Kaumātua, Tame Pokaia will host a coach tour visiting various locations
across Hamilton and the local region featuring Matariki landmarks. Tame will share his knowledge and expertise on what Matariki means to Waikato, Tainui. Sites include Wintec Matariki pillars, Waikato Art Museum, main Street Ngaruawahia, Turangawaewae Marae and the Waikato Tainui Endowment College, Hopuhopu. Followed by $15 subsidised lunch at the Hop Inn Stop Inn, Taupiri. Bring some extra cash for coffee/cake and wear something warm and comfortable. RSVP by June 21 to: to secure seats limit of 20.
Open to students and staff.

Rangahau Symposium – Haumi e, Hui e, Tāiki e!

When: June 30, 9am– 3pm
Where: Wintec Marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, City Campus

Haumi e, Hui e Tāiki e is a Wintec and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa initiative coordinated
by Jamie Lambert (Māori Research & Capability Coordinator - Wintec) and Sophronia Smith (Kaihāpai Rangahau – Te Wānanga o Aotearoa). This Rangahau Symposium brings together Wintec and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to a shared space where
synergies are drawn, connections are made and contributions of consequence are born. This symposium is an opportunity for a collective contribution to our whānau, hapū and
iwi communities. It will feature 18 exciting and innovative presenters who are passionate about their topics and offer synergies for collaboration at many facets and levels. Each presenter is also presenting at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference of Education (WIPCE) to be held in Toronto, Canada in July this year so this is a perfect opportunity to
present to our whānau and friends who won’t be able to attend. Participants can experience the outstanding work of our colleagues before they travel overseas. A
wide range of panellists will be on offer. Be in quick to secure your seat and full
programme details’ as numbers are limited.
Open to students, staff and community.

Matariki Staff Forum

When: July 3, 12pm – 2pm
Where: Wintec marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa

An opportunity to meet Wintec’s Kaiawhina network based in various schools and centre’s across the organisation. A facilitated workshop where staff can explore practical ways to support our Māori and Pasifika students at Wintec. Our Kaiāwhina will walk you
through He Rāranga Āwhina, the pastoral care model that underpins their practice,
and share strategies staff can take away to implement in their own areas. Light lunch provided. RSVP by July: for catering purposes.
By invitation.
Open to students and staff.

Matariki Pop Up Art

When: July 11-14, Opening night July 11, 5.30pm
Where: Wintec marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa

A showcase of contemporary and traditional art from a collective of experienced and emerging artists. Looking for a special one off piece, jewellery, Kete, carvings, wall art, clothing, to name but a few. Come along to support our local artist and art students
from our School of Media Art. RSVP by July 10 to: for
opening night catering.
Open to students, staff and community.

Matariki Interactive Waka Project

When: July 20, 4pm
Where: Wintec Rotokauri Campus Social Space, Engineering Building.

This event presents the waka prototype and opportunity to learn more about the
people behind the project, preliminary plans, drawings and their creative journey
so far. The interactive waka sculpture is set to grace Hamilton’s Ferrybank Reserve on
the Waikato River at next year’s Matariki celebrations led by Wintec and key partners Hamilton City Council and Longveld Limited. The structure made from steel will reach six metres in height along with motion sensors and surround sound depicting key elements of Matariki for visitors to interact. RSVP by July to: for catering purposes.
By invitation.
Open to students and staff