• June 2022: Matariki Gate, Queen Street, Auckland CBD

    1 month ago - By Urban Sketchers Aotearoa

    Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori - "happy Matariki" in te reo Māori.
    Matariki is a special occasion in the New Zealand calendar which marks the start of the Māori New Year. Signified by the Matariki cluster of stars reappearing in our night sky, this is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate the present, and plan for the year ahead. newzealand.com
    We came into the city's main street to draw the Matariki Gate - Te Wehenga. The gateway marks the point where the land once met the sea. Each side of the gate tells a different story: Face the gate looking down Queen Street, towards...
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