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Matariki 2024 Set of Mint Stamps

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Mint set of four gummed stamps.

Individual stamps included in this set

$2.30 Ngā wā onāianei (present) - Share time and space, make memories with loved ones. This is a chance to connect and reconnect as we gather for kai and kōrero, planting seeds of unity and acceptance. 

$3.60 Ngā wā o mua (past) - It is time to remember passed loved ones. Acknowledge recent passings and reminisce about those who left us long ago. They are part of us, we are part of them.  

$4.30 Ngā wā ā mua (future) - Make positive plans and set goals to embrace. Reach for the stars, gather the light to nourish and sustain oneself for the coming year. 

$4.90 Hauora (wellbeing) - This is the time to focus on one’s overall wellbeing - the body, mind and soul. Eat well, exercise regularly, keep warm and secure, ki waho, ki roto (breathe in, breathe out), reflect and refocus.

This stamp issue celebrates Matariki, the Māori New Year, which takes place during winter each year in Aotearoa New Zealand. Click here for more information.

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Date of issue: 3 July 2024
Number of stamps: Four gummed stamps
Denominations: $2.30, $3.60, $4.30 & $4.90
Stamps and first day covers designed by: Nick Jarvie, NZ Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Artwork by: Shane Hansen, TŪTŪKĀKĀ, New Zealand
Printer and process: Brebner Print, Napier by Lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 25mm x 50mm (vertical)
Miniature sheet size and format: 150mm x 90mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Arconvert Securpost Premium Gummed 110gsm
Number of stamps per sheet: 20
Perforation gauge: 14 x 14.4
Special blocks: Plate/imprint blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in A and B formats.
Period of sale: Period of sale: Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 2 July 2025. First day covers will remain on sale until 2 July 2025.
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