Monday, 10 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 6 - Activity 2

Activity 2: After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.

Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.
  1. You can see the Matariki light trail behind Te Oro
  2. Lots of traditional dances on stages.
  3. Watch the fireworks.


  1. Hi Fraidoon
    Great job on this winter learning journey activity. I would also want to do those things (Especially watch the fireworks). Keep up the spectacular work!

  2. Hey Fraidoon
    You have done a great job on the Winter Learning Journey keep it up. I like your events. I would go to watch the traditional dances on stages. Which event would you go to? Keep up the stunning work!

  3. Hi Fraidoon. think you have been doing a great job on the Winter Learning Journey so far. The events you have chosen sound like fun. From your list, the one I would like to experience the most is the fireworks. Keep up the great work.

  4. Hello Fraidoon!

    Matariki is such a special time of year for New Zealand to celebrate the Maori New Year. So, it's really cool that Te Papa puts on all of these events and activities for us. I think I would watch the dances and fireworks too!