Matariki – a time to appreciate the wonderful kaimoana we have in Aotearoa New Zealand
The rise of the star cluster Matariki signals the start of the Māori New Year. The cluster is named after its mother whetu, or star, Matariki that rises in midwinter and encourages the gathering of all people. The cluster is also known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters.
Matariki is associated with well-being, reflection, hope and a connection to the environment. It is a time to come together with friends and family to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and plan for the future.
Like the Western New Year, Matariki is also a time to set intentions or resolutions and you can wish upon each of the whetu or stars depending on what you’re hoping for. Waitā is the star we associate with the ocean and all the creatures from Tangaroa (god of the ocean). Love kaimoana? Hoping that seafood will be abundant in the coming year? Send your tribute to Waitā.
Matariki is a chance to give respect to the land and sea on which we live. It is a time to appreciate some of the wonderful kai we have available here in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is a time to acknowledge what we have and what we have to give.
Bringing people together with oysters
Food is a powerful way to bring people together. So you too can feast, share, and celebrate this wonderful delicacy we gather from the ocean this Matariki, check out these delicious oyster recipes.
Our latest recipe for oyster fritters is one you can also taste at Winetopia at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland on the 21st – 22nd July.
Join Mahurangi Oysters at Winetopia for an extravagant wine and food adventure
Winetopia is an incredible line-up of delicious food expertly paired with some of New Zealand’s finest wines. Mahurangi Oysters will be there with our exquisite oysters to tantalise your taste buds. We’ll be madly shucking and serving up our succulent, fresh oysters as well as our delicious oyster fritters.
Win a shucking good t-shirt and two dozen freshly shucked oysters
Join us at Winetopia in Auckland on the 21st – 22nd July, sign up for our newsletter and you could be in to win. It’s that simple.
That’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss! And one that Kim took full advantage of in Wellington. Kim came and saw us at Winetopia last month, enjoyed some oysters, put her name in the draw and ‘BOOM’, she’s a winner. Just like that.
Congratulations Kim and I hope you enjoy the oysters. We’ll deliver them fresh to your door.
Gather your friends and join us for a sensational day out
Sample our exquisite oysters, immerse yourself in the captivating world of wine and toast to the joys of great New Zealand wine and culinary delights. Enjoy live music, partake in a wealth of activities including more than 40 interactive talks, and masterclasses or join talks on the main stage.
Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or just beginning your wine journey, Winetopia is a great day out .
We look forward to seeing you there!
Auckland: 21st – 22nd July at Viaduct Events Centre
If you can’t make to Winetopia though, don’t panic
You don’t have to miss out on oyster deliciousness. Simply order yours online and we’ll deliver them fresh to your door in Mother Nature’s special packaging.
The oyster of choice
Thanks to our careful husbandry and intelligent market selection, our plump Pacific oysters have become the oyster of choice in the Auckland restaurant scene and are exported in large numbers to Pacific Rim countries.