Matariki
Aotearoa Pacific New Year  


Ko Matariki te tino tau hou o Aotearoa, o te Moananui-a-Kiwa. E ahu mai ana tōna ingoa i te kāhui whetū o Matariki; e whitu ngā whetu o te kāhui nei, ā, hei ngā wiki whakamutunga o Haratua, ngā wiki tīmatanga o Pipiri rānei ia tau, ia tau ka puta ake anō. Ko tōna ingoa i te ao mātauranga tātai arorangi Pākehā 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 tūhāhā

Matariki in the heavens























Matariki hunga nui

Matariki has many admirers