Matariki Poetry

Tuesday 22 June 2021

From Monday 28 June to Saturday 10 July we invite children, youth, adults and whānau to write a poem inspired by Matariki which will be displayed at Motueka Library.

Write a poem to celebrate Matariki: The Māori New Year: Te Tau Hou Māori.

Get your creative juices flowing and choose a theme such as Matariki stars, the ocean, pounamu, flora and fauna or other natural wonders of the Māori world.

You can even illustrate your poem if you wish to. Also optional is to write your poem in English or te reo with an English translation.

Submit your poem to Motueka Library or email

Then, come along and read your poem or listen to poems written in celebration of Matariki on Monday 12 July, 5.30pm to 6.30pm.


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