Matariki - Hikoi
NOTE: This event is dated in the PAST. Upcoming dates will be posted once confirmed.
01 July 2021
Venue: Next to the Pumphouse
Times: see times below
Hikoi Arrangements 1st July.
We will be meeting on the grass embankment (we recommend bringing tarpaulins) next to the Pumphouse where we will have a sound system set up for our speakers.
11.45am - Welcome / Korero / Waiata: Ko te Akau o te aroha
12 noon - Meet at the front with your Bluetooth speakers to PRESS PLAY! Hikoi from Pumphouse down the main street and up to Waihi College.
Head down the north side of the Seddon Street, cross Haszard St, turn left at Subway, walk across the crossing and up the other side of the street, heading back up to the Pumphouse - to sit on the grass embankment.
12:40pm - Welcome back - .
1pm: Brief closing / Waiata: Ko te Akau o te aroha / Please stay on to eat lunch together, share stories and reconnect during our Matariki time.
1:30pm - Everyone packed up and on their separate ways
Please note that we will be starting at 11.45am sharp so please allow enough time to get yourselves there on time!
All staff to wear high vis - Police have advised to cross smaller groups of children on the crossings. They will be present of available, but this isn’t a given.
As this time of the day is often the busiest in town, parking will be at a premium. For schools travelling to the Hikoi via vehicles the following options provide the best chance of providing a safe meeting/parking place, with the least amount of walking to the Pumphouse: Waihi Rugby Club carparks x2, Waihi Bowling Club carpark, Netball Courts carpark.
Each school is responsible for covering their own RAMs forms for the event as all students will remain in the duty of care of their respective organisations. I have attached a template used from previous year’s hikoi for schools to use and adapt. The Waihi Police have been notified of this event and our local Māori Wardens will also be on hand to help support the event.
The waiata that we will be singing are all found on the Matariki Waihi Website Page:
Keep practicing! Organise key students to continue to lead and start waiata constantly throughout the Hikoi.
Weather will be the deciding factor on the day. A call will be made by 9:30am on the day and all parties will be notified. The reason we will need to make a call this early is that a lot of the set up for various aspects of the day will need to be in place by around 11:00am and also this will give schools relying on transport to and from the event, plenty of time to let their whanau know.