He korero ano mo Matariki
Find out more about Matariki

He rauemi


A full-colour, 28-page booklet offering more great ideas to help us celebrate our indigenous New Year. This  valuable resource provides a guide to the origins of the Matariki celebration, its significance and the opportunities Matariki presents for everybody to participate.

This informative booklet also invites you to use your own resources to find out more about Matariki, and to find ways of celebrating it that are relevant and special to you and your family.

This booklet is an A5 size, bilingual publication, published by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori - the Maori Language Commission.

Find out more by visiting our Shop - Toa.

  • Matariki - He Maramataka Maori (2007-2008)

A unique bilingual journal/diary based on the system of time, seasons and industry that Maori people have lived and been guided by for centuries. Designed to inspire those who are both fluent and/or interested in developing their use of te reo Maori in daily life.

This 6th edition published by Matakite Productions Ltd begins with the new moon on 15 June, 2007 and includes traditional Maori fishing and planting guides.

Orders: telephone 0800 318813 or email maramataka@gmail.com

  • Te Maramataka a te Waka Toi (2006-2007)

This calendar showcases the excellence and distinctive nature of Maori arts practice throughout Aotearoa, and illustrates the wide range of activities and initiatives supported by Te Waka Toi – the Maori arts board of Creative New Zealand.

Contact Katrina Smit: telephone (04) 498 0727


Produced to celebrate the Maori New Year, the Matariki calendar runs from June 2010 to May 2011. It pays to respect our ancestors, honours their knowledge, and is our koha back to them.

Unique to New Zealand, the calendar is based on traditional knowledge of the seasonal cycle. It takes a holistic look at our natural world and our place in it. Each month is illustrated with stunning images appropriate to the season and interpreted in both te reo Maori and English.

There are many more beautiful Matariki items available from the Te Papa Store.


These have been developed by Auahi Kore in association with Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori.


The images in this maramataka portray passion, strength and vitality - they are common attributes of being Maori and Auahi Kore.

They have been chosen from a range of Maori sports and activities that actively carry the Auahi Kore/Smokefree kaupapa.

  • Matariki Te Whetu o Te Tau
    Aotearoa Pacific New Year

This booklet was published in 2001 by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori to provide information and ideas about Matariki, and suggestions on how to identify and celebrate it in contemporary Aotearoa.

It is still available - as a download only.

Download PDF Download the Matariki booklet PDF