Within the Matariki star cluster, the Waitā star surveys our vast oceans, Te Moana-nui-o-Kiwa (the Pacific Ocean) and Te Tai-o-Rehua (the Tasman Sea). The variety of life in these waters is diverse and covers different species of marine plants, whāngote (mammals), manu (birds), and ika (fish).
Within the Matariki star cluster, Pōhutukawa is the star that connects us to the deceased and is the reason people would cry out the names of the dead and weep when the star was seen rising in the early morning.
Within the Matariki star cluster, Ururangi is close friends with te whānau puhi (the wind family) – including Hauraro (the north wind), Tonga (the south wind), Hauāuru (the west wind), and Marangai (the east wind).
HIHC ran a successful NZSSC – Inline Hockey tournament over the 12-14th May. A large number of schools competed, with 5 full secondary schools and 10 schools combining to make a further 5 combined schools (2 schools/team).
As part of the IHNZ Matariki hockey festival the leadership groups within the Matariki teams, will again invite our rangatahi from around NZ to compete in these teams and participate in a series of inline hockey games over the weekend.
You can download the 2023 Event Notice document. As the Conference League season approaches, IHNZ would like to remind clubs of rules and changes to rules. The dispensation statement for 2023 is available as well as a link to the online application form.