Matariki - When the Matariki star cluster rises into the skies of New Zealand, it signals a month-long celebration across the country of the Māori New Year. #newzealand

Matariki - When the Matariki star cluster rises into the skies of New Zealand, it signals a month-long celebration across the country of the Māori New Year.

Daniel's Matariki Feast

Children's Book: Daniel’s Matariki Feast - Rebecca Beyer and Linley Wellington, illustrated by Christine Ross

Matariki the Pleiades (the Seven Sisters) 1890's

les-sources-du-nil: “ Edward Emerson Barnard The Pleiades (Seven Sisters) in the Constellation Taurus, circa ”

The Matariki star cluster

NZ Ministry for Culture & Heritage - Image of Pleiades (Matariki) star cluster (NASA image)

The Seven Stars of Matariki

Te Huihui o Matariki (The Seven Stars of Matariki Te Reo Maori Edition) by Toni Rolleston-Cummins

What is Matariki?

We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades.

Te Pito o Watea "The Creation of First Light"

Te Pito o Watea – “The Creation of First Light” It was Tane who was responsible for the distribution of Te Whanau Marama – the stars. Tane’s role as the creator of …

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