Bream Bay Kindergarten: Opening and closing Karakia

The Treaty of Waitangi is an inherent part of our practice where Tikanga and te reo are woven into the fabric of our day.here are our kara.

onesian.com Art inspired by the Maori new year Matariki, and star cluster, also a dedication to the beauty that is our Maori wahine. I wanted to give the artwork a celestial feel, not like gods, but apart of the stars and systems, a synergy within. giving you that sense of scope and scale

Seven Sisters 1 (Matariki 'Seven Sisters' collection) by Allen Villi (Onesian).

Matariki Maori Proverb

The honi is a Polynesian greeting in which two people greet each other by pressing noses and inhaling at the same time. This is a very honorific as this represents the exchange of ha--the breath of life, and mana--spiritual power between two people.

Ma tini ma mano ka rapa te whai Many hands make light work. Unity is strength

Ma tini ma mano ka rapa te whai Many hands make light work. Unity is strength. - Maori saying .The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. The Maori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia.

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