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Toni 14th May 2020 Activites Assisiant
Hi All,
I was wondering for those in New Zealand how would you focus on Matariki?
Our manager would us to focus on it but i dont really know a lot about it .any ideas welcome Thanks ,
Susan 15th May 2020 Activity Director
Hi Toni
I am not from New Zealand but from what I know Matariki is celebrated in June
It is a family celebration remembering those who have passed and somehow relating this to the stars
It also features music song and dance.
You could ask the residents and family members what they want to do and how they want to celebrate
You could do an arts and crafts project featuring stars either drawing them or coloring them Or using star stickers
Let us know what you decide to do
Sharon 6th Jul 2020
Matariki the Māori New Year, is rich with tradition. Discover the importance of Matariki, and explore ways that you can celebrate the Māori New Year with your family. Matariki is officially celebrated on 13 July 2020.
Susan 6th Jul 2020 Activity Director
Thank you for this information Sharon I’m sure will be quite useful
Solange 7th Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist
Thank you Sharon, we will take note of this information.

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