Matariki Week 2017
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Matariki Week @Otorohanga College
We have several Matariki Challenges for students during the week. In their houses (Brown, Eveleigh, Hotson, Kedgleigh). Each house receives points for their efforts and the House with the most points takes the Matariki Trophy for the year.
Events and challenges include: Haka Practise (half an hour each day in place of whanau group/form class), Matariki Quiz, Kai challenge. On the Friday of Matariki week students perform (in their house groups); Haka, Waiata, Karanga, whai korero, and poi. Matariki week closes with the announcement of the winning house and the houses join together in a final haka to celebrate the winning house.
Each house prepares traditional forms of kai and decorates the area around where it is presented.
Three judges blind-taste food from each house. This year our judges were: Leigh Peglar, Zion Papa, Maree Bublitz.
The food is awarded up to 10 points for each of these categories: Theme, Relationship to Te Ao Maaori, Taste, Presentation, X-factor (includes the library decorations).
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