Sunday, 9 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Matariki Festival

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.

The places I would go to is the Matariki festival which is on July 8. The amazing thing is you could watch the fireworks shows. I would also go to the Matariki light trail behind Te Oro and the diffrent dances that happens.


  1. Hello Ofa, I also would like to go to the Matariki festival and the Matariki light trail. They both sound like a lot of fun. Have you ever been to Te Papa in Wellington?

  2. Hello Ofa
    The Matariki festival and the matariki light trail sound awesome! I would like to go to one of those events. Keep up the blogging and the amazing work Ofa!

  3. Hi Ofa. The Matariki Light trail would be really cool, because it's lights at night, which is more easier an better to look at. Keep up the great work.

  4. Hi Ofa,

    I would also love to see the fireworks show, the light trail and the dances. I particularly love the kapa haka performances! What about you? Do you like watching the kapa haka performances as well?

    Bye for now!