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Matariki & the Winter Solstice

Matariki & the Winter Solstice

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  • Sun 19 Jun ’16, 4:00pm – 6:00pm


Stonehenge Aotearoa, 51 Ahiaruhe Rd, Carterton


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $15.00
  • Seniors: $12.00
  • Children (pre-teens): $8.00

The Maori new-year occurs close to the Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere. The herald of the Maori new-year is the rising of Matariki, also known as the Seven Sisters. They are perhaps, the most celebrated of all stars. They are the oldest mentioned in literature and played a significant role in the cultures around the world both past and present. In this presentation we explore the ancient meanings and significance of Matariki and their relationship to the solstices and equinoxes.

The program includes a shared meal, and weather permitting, viewing the Sun set over the Winter Solstice Heel stone.
Bookings are essential.

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