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Celebrate Matariki with some delicious kai

Sharing in a meal is the perfect way to celebrate Matariki with your family and friends

Matariki is a time to come together and reflect, contemplate and celebrate, and kai is a big part of the celebrations.

Two of the stars in the Matariki cluster represent food. The star Tupuānuku means to grow in the ground, Tipuārangi is linked to birds and other elevated foods such as fruits and berries from trees and Waitī is associated with all freshwater bodies and the food sources that are sustained by those waters while Waitā is associated with the ocean and all life within this domain.

Though Stacey Morrison, the host of Mānawatia a Matariki told Woman’s Day, “really the act of coming together and eating together is the biggest part of it.”

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