May 9, 2019

By the Light of the Moon: First Maramataka Workshop held in West Auckland

This April, April Healthy Families Waitākere and Hāpai Te Hauora hosted a Maramataka workshop offering participants an opportunity to learn about the key phases of the Māori Lunar Calendar.The workshop welcomed renowned guest speaker, Astronomer Rereata Makiha, who shared how our tūpuna (ancestors) incorporated Maramataka in their livelihood and acknowledging the whakapapa of our whenua (land), moana (seas) rangi (skies)and te tai tangata (people).Healthy Families Waitākere also facilitated a co-design workshop with participants to identify ways in which community can continue to bring Maramataka to life where we live, learn, work and play.