Last week on Saturday my family and I went to the last Matariki celebration in Glen Innes. When we went there, we saw our cousins and we asked them if they wanted to walk with us and they said ‘yes.’ Then we were walking through a light trail and there was a floating shark. It was hanging on a tree but it was fake. There were a lot of lights everywhere. It was so cool there.
After that it was so dark all around and then all of a sudden there were lights. The light trail was so colourful because there were blue, red, white, purple and yellow ones, and there was a big sign that said Matariki. We stopped for a while and looked around. There was a count down for the fireworks. The fireworks were so loud and there was one firework that sounded like a woman screaming.
I enjoyed the Matariki celebrations and then when we came back to school, we learned even more about this special Maori New Year.