Kawhe me te Kōrero - Puanga 

Tue, Jun 18, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Mātai ki te Rangi, tērā ko Puanga, te tohu mō te tau hou. Gaze towards the heavens, there is Puanga, heralding the new year.

During this time of year, the appearance of Puanga and Matariki marks a time to reflect on our loved ones who have passed, and to prepare for the New Year, as we enter the colder months.

For whānau on the parts of the westcoast of Aotearoa including the Far North, Taranaki, Whanganui, Pōneke, the Hutt Valley, and parts of the South Island, Puanga can be seen as it rises higher in the sky than Matariki. The brightness and clarity of Puanga indicates how fruitful the year ahead will be.

We are fortunate to have the team from Te Kāhui o Puanganui-o-te-rangi(external link) to provide this opportunity to learn more about the significance of Puanga, and what you, your whānau, your brigade and community can do to celebrate this special time of year.  

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