23.06.22 ~ WOMANZ proudly presents... a Matariki Celebration event
Join us for an evening of celebration, networking and an exciting performance by Ngā Uri Whaioranga!
THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2022
5.30 - 7.30 pm (register to attend, places are limited, registration is FREE)
Herbert Smith Freehills, Level 24, 80 Collins St, Melbourne
Matariki is a small cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades, in the Taurus constellation. In New Zealand it comes into view low on the north-eastern horizon, in the tail of the Milky Way, just before dawn in midwinter. This heralds the Māori New Year and the changing of the seasons.
Matariki is an abbreviation of ‘Ngā Mata o te Ariki Tāwhirimātea (‘The eyes of the god Tāwhirimātea’) and refers to a large cluster of stars, known in European tradition as the Pleiades. According to Māori tradition, the god of the wind, Tāwhirimātea, was so angry when his siblings separated their parents, Ranginui the sky father and Papatūānuku the earth mother, that he tore out his eyes and threw them into the heavens.
Want to know more about Matariki? Check this out: https://teara.govt.nz/en/matariki-maori-new-year
Want to see a sneak peak of Ngā Uri Whaioranga? Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mg7dgqYng4
Numbers are limited so get in quick to reserve your place for this fantastic opportunity!
Please RSVP to register for this free event.
And while we've got your attention, we have workshops lined up for 16th June and August/September on practical things such as superannuation and tax. Check out our events page to grab your place.
We are grateful to our Matariki partners Ngā Uri Whaioranga, Herbert Smith Freehills, and NZTE.