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Te Whare o Poohutukawa

21 Jun – 21 Jul

Remember those who have passed away by adding a star to our digital interactive.

This digital interactive celebrates the connection between those who have passed away, those who remember them, and the night sky.

Come and write the name of your loved one on the touch-screen and watch as a new star joins our projection of the sparkling sky.

In Maaori tradition, Matariki is a time when those who have passed away in the past year are carried in Te Waka O Rangi. Their souls are then released into the sky to become stars. In the Matariki cluster, the star Poohutukawa is connected to remembrance and those who have died. Poohutukawa can be found at te tau ihu (the prow) of the constellation Te Waka O Rangi, leading the way.


Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga O Waikato


21 Jun – 21 Jul
Open daily 10am to 5pm


Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
1 Grantham Street
Hamilton Central

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