Matariki celebrated in Malvern

by Mike Isle

Matariki, the Maori New Year, was celebrated in sterling style in Malvern last Saturday with a powerful haka performed by local school students. The event, organised by the Two Rivers Community Trust, also included a hangi, weaving lessons, art displays and an assortment of other activities that the community trust said really lived up to its mission statement of creating a resilient community where people belong, contribute and flourish. It was the trust’s second Matariki celebration. Given its success, it is unlikely to be the last.

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