Lakeside ceremony

2022-06-24T07:00:00.0000000Z

2022-06-24T07:00:00.0000000Z

NZME

https://communitynews.co.nz/article/281500754928697

LOCAL NEWS

To honour Matariki being observed as a public holiday, Rotorua is hosting an umu kohukohu whetū on the shore of Lake Rotorua. People are asked to arrive at 5.30am for the 5.45am karakia. Locals, visitors, and the whole whānau are invited to attend the city’s inaugural Matariki civic ceremony at Motutara Point (Sulphur Point). This event will provide the public an opportunity to participate in an umu kohukohu whetū ceremony — a traditional way Māori exercised reciprocity with the atua and stars.

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