Ko te whānau o Matariki: Matariki education resource 2015 - Part 2 | Te Papa’s Blog
During the coldest time each year the Matariki star cluster comes rising up for the first time in the eastern sky. This occurrence marks the beginning of an important time of year – the Māori New Year. In this series of blogs, Te Papa Education hopes to introduce you to each of the seven membersRead more
Matariki Fact Recall
We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades. There are several hundred stars but only seven of them can be seen. Matariki is a traditional Maori New Year. Matariki is celebrated with education and sharing ideas. Matariki is a time for remembering people you've lost.
Matariki Star Activities 3D Ornament and Display
Let us save you time this Matariki with our New Zealand Matariki 3D Stars. These easy to assemble 3D ornaments look great hung or displayed in the classroom or home. Flexibility is key with this resource. Choose how many templates you use (from three to nine), complete the templates and colour, then assemble and display. Learn about the Māori New Year. #Matariki
Matariki Biscuits straight out of the oven None of the ingredients in the batch of Matariki Biscuits I baked last Friday were available to Maori when they first began celebrating Matariki in Aotearoa. Given the damage that too much butter, sugar and white flour have done to the health of Kiwis of all ethnicities since then, this was probably a good thing. However if baked as a once-a-year treat a batch of these biscuits will not hurt anyone, and may even bring joy to those who like…