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Matariki host and home guide

Not only is Matariki about the Maori New Year, but it is also about coming together with your friends, whanau, and community to reflect, celebrate, and look forward to the year ahead!

If you're looking to host Matariki at your home over the brand new long weekend, look no further! We have you covered. Read on for our top picks.

Rug up:

Matariki appears in our skies in the month of Pipiri (June - July), which can be quite chilly when you're heading outside. Cosy up in the luxurious blankets from Coco Republic, Flo's Home, Harrowset Hall and David Jones. These are sure to keep you warm while you search for Matariki and her eight daughters in the night sky.

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Create a feast:

What's a celebration without some delicious kai? And what better way to bring everyone together than a decadent grazing platter! Choose from a wide range of servings boards to create the perfect Matariki spread. We love, Le Creuset, for decorative serving bowls, plates and cutlery. Bring the whānau together and find some recipe inspiration for family entertaining >

Bring everyone together:

Nothing brings friends and whānau together on a winters night like a game. Whether it be a board game, card game or a puzzle Whitcoulls and EB Games has the perfect range to keep all ages entertained.

Photo credit: Whitcoulls

Photo credit: Whitcoulls

Add sparkle to your night:

Bring Matariki and her eight daughters into your home with light! David Jones, Farmers and Flo's Home have the perfect tealights to place around your home to create a warming environment. Or if you'd like to go for something you can use all year round, how about some fairy lights. These can easily be sprinkled around the room to add festivity and light.

To see how we are celebrating Matariki at Westfield Newmarket click here >

Discover what else is happening at Westfield this Matariki >

Explore our lunch or dinner favourites to celebrate with friends and whanau >

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