- Newlands, Wellington
- Departs from:
- Meet the team on site at 9am or get in touch to book a ride from the Z station on Vivian Street or our office in Melrose
- Departure time:
Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Maori, it heralds the start of a new year. Traditionally, it was a time for remembering the dead, celebrating new life and planting new crops. Join us for a special planting event in celebration of Matariki at Nga Hau e Wha o Papararangi Marae in Newlands. We will be helping local schools with tree planting and we will be creating a mokomoko (lizard) garden.
Activtities include creating rock piles for lizards, planting lizard-specific native plants, and tree planting.
We provide: an experienced team leader, tools, gloves, health and safety management and training. Free transport available - get in touch to book a seat as places are limited!
What to wear/bring: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, a hat/beanie, waterproof jacket, water bottle, lunch and snacks.
Iwi across Aotearoa celebrate Matariki at different times according to when its return is observed from their rohe (area). This is a great opportunity not only to create a positive difference to the environment but also to learn about Maori culture and to get involved in your local community.
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