The next meeting is 23rd June, held at Franklin: The Centre in The Stevenson Room, 10 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe. The meeting will commence at 10.00am and should conclude by 12.00pm.
Topic of the month – Matariki and its significance
Matariki is a star cluster which appears in the early morning sky in New Zealand during the mid-winter months. The star cluster is well known throughout the world and at different times of the year can be seen around the globe. It is one of the brightest clusters in the sky, containing hundreds of member stars.
Matariki has different names around the world. In English, it is called by its ancient Greek name, Pleiades or the Seven Sisters. In Hawaiian it is Makali’i, ‘eyes of royalty’, and in Japan it is Subaru, meaning ‘gathered together’. Historically, these stars were closely tied to planting, harvesting and hunting. If the stars appeared clear and bright, it signified an abundant season ahead.
Light refreshments with an opportunity to network
We aim to help local social service organisations to:
- inform community members of the
- provide relevant information and support for people
- raise awareness of local social service organisations
- enable people serving our community to connect and network with each other
Come along to share information about what our organisations do in the community with public other social services organisations serving the people of Franklin