Friday, 1 July 2016

 1. Hongongoi 2016 

Whainga Ako: Making a  Matariki garden

1. Measure  the outside of your garden using inenga (measurement ie, henemita, mita, manomita using a ruri.
2. Use tioki to outline your maara, then put masking tape on the chalk.
3.  Use your rorhiko to research the huawhenua (vegetables) that you want to grow.
4.  Decide which way you are going to run your rarangi (rows).
5. Measure the whanui (width) of the rarangi then whakawehenga (divide) the length by the distance between each tipu (plant) that you want to plant. 
6. Mark where you are going to plant each plant by using the chalk.
7.  Using coloured paper and card, draw your tipu (plant) or produce, then cut out and attach to row maara (garden).
8.  Make labels for each row, showing the whanui me te distance between each plant  and how many plants you need for each rarangi.


  1. Aloha Suzy. I am Megan from Grey main school in Greymouth. WOW there are a lot of directions to follow. Was the food made of paper or card board? If it was real I would eat it all. Did you enjoy doing this? Did you find this easy or hard to do? I know I would love doing this.

  2. Ola Suzy! I'm Katelynn from Greymain school Mamaku hub Greymouth! I am using your blog to make a screen castify to show you how to change your name to a link to your blog so you can check our blogs!

  3. Kia ora Suzy. Im Adi from Grey Main School. And I really like your post on How to make a Matariki garden It is pretty cool i might try and do this at home. Thanks Bye!