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Community Matariki celebration

28 Jun 2016

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On Sunday, 12 June 2016 ABC Havelock North joined our neighbourhood Matariki celebrations held at the Mangarau Garden and Community Space.  Our centre have been invited to join the community garden and have been offered a garden plot.  This will be an excellent opportunity for the children to be involved in the wider community and learn more about growing, caring for and enjoying the vegetables they have planted and grown. This will also be a great learning experience for the children to learn how Matariki is linked to the celebration of harvest, of gifting food, and planning or preparing the ground for the new year’s crops.  The appearance of the Matariki star cluster signals a time to start planning and preparing for the spring garden while your garden is at its most dormant in winter. The ABC Havelock North team had fun putting on a BBQ for the community Matariki celebrations and celebrating with children and whānau from our centre and the wider community!