Matariki Celebration on Coronet Peak

Pre-dawn Matariki Celebration on Coronet Peak. Photography by Nicholas Doran

Written by Andy Davey

01/07/2022

Some wonderful photography and videography from Nicholas Doran at the Matariki Pre-dawn Celebration on Coronet Peak, 24th June.

Winterstellar Chair, Professor Brian Boyle joined 80 intrepid skiers to ascend to the top of the Greengates Express Lift on Coronet Peak to witness the rise of Matariki.

Pre-dawn Matariki Celebration on Coronet Peak. Photography by Nicholas Doran
Pre-dawn Matariki Celebration on Coronet Peak. Photography by Nicholas Doran
Pre-dawn Matariki Celebration on Coronet Peak. Photography by Nicholas Doran
Pre-dawn Matariki Celebration on Coronet Peak. Photography by Nicholas Doran
Pre-dawn Matariki Celebration on Coronet Peak. Photography by Nicholas Doran
Pre-dawn Matariki Celebration on Coronet Peak. Photography by Nicholas Doran

The event went extremely well. Matariki was visible (just), and the planets and moon put on a stunning display. A beautiful Karakia from Darren Rewi was followed by a short astronomical description of the night sky, and the importance of darkness and Matariki Winterstellar Chair, Professor Brian Boyle.

Read more about Winterstellar’s other contributions to local Matariki Celebrations here.

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