Sky lanterns to scones at Matariki

INTERMISSION: Hakatere Marae matariki celebrations included a movie with half time treats from Marie Riwai-Faoagali Maeva (left) and her son Daziel Maeva.
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From sky lanterns to star-shaped scones, Hakatere Marae had it all when members celebrated Matariki with the community last weekend.

A hauora health day was a chance to get a health check, get vaccinated, play games or take a horse ride.

It was followed by the first Matariki noho marae (sleep over) and movie night. 

The Ashburton Courier photographer Dellwyn Moylan captured people among the action.

FUN: A variety of games were offered at the marae’s hauora health day.
POPULAR: A favourite among attendees was the horse rides.
REMEMBERING: Sky lanterns were lit for loved ones as Matariki is a time to acknowledge the dead and to release their spirits to become stars.