Our Waihi/Waihi Beach District Schools’ Matariki Community Celebration was held on Wednesday 29th June, from 5-7 p.m. in the Waihi Memorial Hall. Schools from throughout the Waihi/Waihi Beach District contributed waiata and Kapahaka groups performed as well. Hangi food was available and a great response from the community saw the hall filled by an appreciative audience. Huge thanks to Waihi East School Deputy Principal Rachael Coll for organising such a great event, it was wonderful to see the tamariki ma performing their waiata and contributing so stunningly in their Kapahaka groups too.
Further Matariki events organised by Mrs Coll to look forward to are the Matariki Dawn Viewing - Friday 1st July, 6 a.m. Bowentown Heads. Dawn Viewing of Matariki, followed by kai and cup of tea at Otawhiwhi Marae.
Tapuwae Tournament (NOTE: Change of date.)
Thursday 7th July, 9-3 p.m. at Waihi Central School. We have our Y4-6 East teams entered to compete for the carved trophy and we’re aiming to become ‘Nga Whetu (Stars) o Matariki’.