Matariki Ahunga Nui funding

Matariki Ahunga Nui fund for initiatives celebrating te kāhui o Matariki – the Pleiades star cluster.

The Matariki Ahunga Nui fund supports Māori-led kaupapa or initiatives celebrating
mātauranga or knowledge about te kāhui o Matariki.

Matariki celebrations covered by this funding are based around three principles:

  • Remembrance – Honouring those we have lost since the last rising of Matariki
  • Celebrating the present – Gathering together to give thanks for what we have
  • Looking to the future – Looking forward to the promise of a new year

Applications for this fund opened in March 2022. We received many applications, highlighting exciting kaupapa from around the motu.

Applications requested nearly three times more than what was available.

The successful applications of this fund were:

MATATAU – 16 applications totalling $3,994,080.00
A series of iwi-based events and resources that support whānau, hapū and iwi to grow, practice and lead their practices and customs relating to te kāhui o Matariki

Applicant
Kaupapa
Pūtea
Te Toki Voyaging Trust Titiro Whakamuri Kia Anga Whakamua $249,580.00
Kauwaka Limited Te Whakahaumanu Kawa Tawhito $250,000.00
Turuturu Ā Uta Turuturu Ā Tai Trust Ahunganui – Ahungaroa $245,000.00
Tūmai Communications He wai nō Ruawhetū $250,000.00
Naia Limited Te Kāhui o Puanga $250,000.00
Ātea a Rangi Educational Trust Ngā tohu o te tau hou $249,800.00
Tawhaki and Co Te Paki o Matariki ki Hauraki $250,000.00
Te Kura ā Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano Te Tūāhu o Rangi $250,000.00
Te Tatau o Te Arawa Charitable Trust Te Pūtahitanga-nui-o-Rehua me Matariki $250,000.00
Te Rūnanga o Awarua Te Kahui o Matariki ki te Tonga $250,000.00
Te Puna i Rangiriri Trust Matariki ki Mauao 2022: Tupuārangi – Heavenly Treasures $250,000.00
Kuwaha Limited Matariki Ahunga Nui – Kahungunu $250,000.00
Aungarea Limited Te Rangiāteatanga o Matariki $250,000.00
Ahu Whakamua Limited Matariki/Puanga ki te Tai Tokerau $249,700.00
Jacman Entertainment Limited Matariki Pēwhairangi 2022 $250,000.00
Kauwaka Limited Te Kawa Matariki o Ngāti Kahungunu $250,000.00

MĀTAU – seven applications totalling $630,241.00
Events and resources that explore, discuss, practice and teach about te kāhui o Matariki

Applicant
Kaupapa
Pūtea
Wiremu Tereina Ahuwhenua Trust Matariki Here Tangata ki tōna Ūkaipō $97,800.00
Pounamu Ngāi Tahu Charitable Trust Matariki Ki Otautahi $100,000.00
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Toa Rangatira Ngāti Toa Rangatira Matariki Celebrations $98,946.00
Creative Natives Piata Mai Matariki $98,495.00
Ngāti Whātua Ōkākei Trustee Limited Umu Kohukohu Whetū ki Takaparawhau $35,000.00
Marokopa Marae Te Tokamāpunatanga o Te Tau Hōu Māori $100,000.00
Maramataka Productions Limited Celebrating Matariki in the Kāinga $100,000.00

MĀRAMA – 15 applications totalling $286,794.80
Events and/or resources that continue teachings of te kāhui o Matariki

Applicant
Kaupapa
Pūtea
Te Kooraha Marae Maanatawtia a Matariki ki Kooraha 2022 $20,000.00
Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou Te Tikaka Ka Ora $20,000.00
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rito Matariki Ahunga nui – Te Rito Manako Nui $20,000.00
Parihaka Puanga Trust Parihaka Puanga Kai Rau Festival $20,000.00
Te Takinga Marae Matariki at Mourea Whakanuia $20,000.00
Te Kōpua Marae Trust Te Kōpua Marae Matariki Wānanga $19,860.00
Ngunguru i te po me te ao Safety Education Trust E Tū Matariki $14,660.00
Te Aka (2010) Charitable Trust Matariki! E Ara E! $20,000.00
Ngāti Tama ki Waipounamu Trust Te Whāngai i te hautapu $12,330.00
Rongomaiwahine Iwi Charitable Trust Whakarauora-Matariki-ki-Mahia-mai-tawhiti $19,944.80
Te Toki Haruru Ko Te Ākau – Poetics of Land Water and Sky $20,000.00
Ōtaki Primary School Mānawatia a Matariki Te Kura o Ōtaki $20,000.00
Te Puna i Rangiriri Trust Te Kura Waka Academy $20,000.00
Haakinakina Tuku Iho Inc Matariki-ā-Hapū $20,000.00
Tuurama Trust Tuuramataka o Matariki $20,000.00

MANAHAU – 22 applications totalling $109,085.00
Te kāhui o Matariki events and or resources that connect communities across the motu

Applicant
Kaupapa
Pūtea
Tupoho Whānau Trust Wātaka Maramataka $5,000.00
Rau o Te Huia Trust Matariki 2022 – Rau o te Huia $4,345.00 
Kurahikakawa ki Waihua Trust Matariki ki Kurahikakawa $5,000.00 
Tōku Māpihi Maurea Kura Kaupapa Māori Matariki 2022 – Whakamaumahara, Whakanuia! $5,000.00 
Te Kono Mātauranga a te Whare Pora Ngā Mata o Te Ariki $5,000.00 
Ōkahu Hapū Travels to Puanga $5,000.00 
Te Waiau Mahika Kai Trust Matariki Celebration at Te Kōawa Turoa o Tākitimu $4,940.00 
Hāti Nāti Ltd Hāti Nāti Ahunga Nui $5,000.00 
Te Kōhanga Reo O Nūhaka Matariki Kapa Haka Festival $5,000.00 
Te Kotahitanga Marae Te Kotahitanga Marae Matariki Exhibition $5,000.00
Nōku Te Ao Charitable Trust Mānawatia a Matariki $5,000.00
Ngāti Mutunga Community Development Charitable Trust Te Tau Hou ki tō Ngāti Mutunga titiro $5,000.00
Nga Ara o Tāpora Charitable Trust Te Kāhui o Matariki a Whakarewarewa $5,000.00
Mōteo B2G2 Reserve Māra o Mōteo $5,000.00
Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Mokopuna Mānawa Maiea a Matariki $5,000.00
Te Uru Karaka Kōhanga Reo Matariki ahunga nui, Matariki tāpuapua $5,000.00
Te Taumata Rūnanga Taumutu Whānau Matariki Celebration $5,000.00
Tairāwhiti Technology Trust Taitech Matariki Celebrations 2022 $4,800.00
Paikea Whitireia Trust Matariki @ the Pā $5,000.00
Hineuru Charitable Trust Hineuru Matariki 2022 $5,000.00
Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki Ngāti Apa Ngā Purapura Whetū $5,000.00
Pikirangai Marae Trust He Waka eke noa ki Pikirangi $4,499.20

 

Contact us

If you have questions about the Matariki Ahunga Nui fund, you can email us at matarikifunding@tearawhiti.govt.nz