Free tai chi for Matariki, Fri 28 June 2024, Manurewa

All ages and abilities welcome for FREE tai chi in the park for the official Matariki holiday.

When: Friday 28 June 2024, 11 – 11.45am

Where: Kauri Point Reserve in Wattle Downs, Manurewa, which is at the end of a street called “Moor Park”. Refer to map:

This is an outdoor event so wrap up warm, pop on a beanie and join in.

Matariki is a time to focus on mindfulness, reflection, thankfulness, well-being and health. The three key principles are:

  • Matariki Hunga Nui. Remembrance. Honouring those we have lost since the last rising of Matariki.
  • Matariki Ahunga Nui. Celebrating the Present. Gathering together to give thanks for what we have.
  • Matariki Manako Nui. Looking to the Future. Looking forward to the promise of a new year.

The theme for 2024 is “Matariki heri kai” and comes from the Māori proverb ‘Matariki whetū heri kai’ meaning ‘Matariki, the bringer of food’.

To acknowledge Matariki and to celebrate life in the present moment, we will gather together for a shared morning tea after the tai chi session. All welcome and please bring some kai/food to share.

Cancellation notice: This session will need fine weather to go ahead. If the ground is too wet or the weather doesn’t co-operate, please look for the cancellation notice by 9am on 28 June on the Kia Ora Tai Chi facebook page:

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