Nga meka me nga mati mo Matariki
Matariki facts and figures

Ka kitea a Matariki i te atapo, ina tiro koe ki te raki-ma-marangai i te mutunga o te marama o Haratua. Ka tino kitea i roto i nga wiki e whai ake ana i muri, ka piki haere, nawai a, ka eke ki runga rawa, ka ahu whaka-te-tonga tona pikinga ake i te paerangi i te wa o te ra poto rawa atu o te tau.

 matarikim

Matariki becomes visible in the pre-dawn sky looking north-east towards the end of May. It becomes more clearly visible in the following weeks, rising further and further towards the south once the shortest day is past.


Nga ra o Matariki

Matariki dates

Matariki can be seen rising just before dawn in the last few days of May or the beginning of June every year.
Matariki celebrations usually begin on the day of the first new moon following its rising.
The dates for these new moons in the coming years are below.

2010 Pipiri 14 June
2011 Pipiri 04 June
2012 Pipiri 21 June
2013 Pipiri 10 June
2014 Pipiri 28 June
2015 Pipiri 18 June
2016 Pipiri 06 June
2017 Pipiri 25 June
2018 Pipiri 15 June
2019 Pipiri 10 June
2020 Pipiri 22 June


Nga kai o Matariki nana i ao ake ki runga

Matariki scoops up the food