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).
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, 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).
Inline Hockey New Zealand would like to welcome you to the latest tournament on our calendar, the first IHNZ Annual Matariki Series which includes the Exhibition game between the New Zealand All Stars team and the New Zealand Māori team.
As part of the IHNZ Matariki hockey festival the leadership groups within the Maori and All Star teams, will invite our rangatahi from around NZ to complete these teams and participate in a series of inline hockey games over the weekend.
A 90-120 minute free online course specifically developed for coaches and players. Focuses on the most common rules, penalties, and penalty times. Can be stopped and started as often as needed, allowing you to complete it in your own time frame.