Matariki
Aotearoa Pacific New Year  


Ko Matariki te tino tau hou o Aotearoa, o te Moananui-a-Kiwa. E ahu mai ana tona ingoa i te kahui whetu o Matariki; e whitu nga whetu o te kahui nei, a, hei nga wiki whakamutunga o Haratua, nga wiki timatanga o Pipiri ranei ia tau, ia tau ka puta ake ano. Ko tona ingoa i te ao matauranga tatai arorangi Pakeha ko Pleiades.

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matarikim


Matariki is our Aotearoa Pacific New Year. It takes its name from the seven star constellation which reappears over the horizon in late May. In Western astronomy this constellation is called The Pleiades.

 

Ko Matariki kei te rangi tuhaha

Matariki in the heavens























Matariki hunga nui

Matariki has many admirers