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Matariki Presentation by Piripi Lambert

Join us at your local library as we host Maori Astronomer & Maramataka Practitioner Piripi Lambert for an in library session related to Matariki. 

Piripi will share his knowledge of Matariki and Star Lore according to the Tainui People. He will touch on the traditional names of the stars in the Matariki cluster and when the ancestors would watch for its rising to usher in the new year. He will also open up the sacred history of Te Paki o Matariki the coat of arms of the Kingitanga and its mystic symbolism. Listen as he unravels the genealogy of the 12 chiefly stars of the Supreme Being and their connection to the tohunga class of the Tainui Whare Wananga. Finally, if weather and lighting conditions permit he will have a viewing of the stars through his telescope.

Morrinsville Library, Thursday 17th of June 7-9pm

Te Aroha Library, Tuesday 22nd of June 6-8pm

Matamata Library, Tuesday 29th of June 6-8pm