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Unveiling of a rongoaa Maaori garden marks beginning of Matariki
Matariki 15June 16

Latest News 16 June 2020|To celebrate the start of Matariki, a rongoaa Maaori garden was unveiled at Middlemore Hospital earlier this week.

The garden is made up of kawakawa trees, harakeke and manuka plants - symbolising the importance of holistic wellbeing for whaanau in the Counties Manukau rohe.

The special occasion, hosted by the Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) Maaori Health team, was shared with CM Health Board Chair Vui Mark Gosche, CM Health Chief Executive Fepulea'i Margie Apa, local manawhenua and other senior CM Health staff. 

After the unveiling, a mihimihi was held, as well as performances from the Awhina-i-te-Kaupapa kapa haka group.

Media coverage of the ceremony

TVNZ Te Karere

Māori TV - Te Ao Mārama

To view photos from the event, please visit the CM Health Facebook page.

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