Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter – late May or early June. For many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.
Saturday 10th June heralded the beginning of Matariki for 2017 and (fittingly) was also the official opening of L’Arche Kapiti’s two new homes in Paraparaumu
With generous community and corporate ‘assistance’ the homes were completed for $1,300.00 per square meter – approximately 50% of true market costs – and JMA Decorators Limited were privileged to be charged with carrying out all requisite exterior and interior decorating requirements in readiness for the residents and care-givers alike
L’Arche is an International Federation dedicated to the creation and growth of homes, programs, and support networks with people who have intellectual disabilities
Founded in August of 1964 in Trosly-Breuil, France, the (not-for-profit) organisation is now world wide and represented in some 50 countries. Their motto being “Changing the world, one heart at a time!”