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 members of this star whānau, from the …

During the coldest time each year the Matariki star cluster comes rising up for…

Seven Stars of Matariki - YouTube Link, Toni Rolleston-Cummins reading 'The Seven Stars of Matariki.'

Reading of the Seven Stars of Matariki, by the author, Toni Rolleston-Cummins. This video was made by Wellington City Libraries, in association with Huia Pub.

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Manu Tukutuku- Kites

Last year, all of the year five and six students made manu tukutuku to be shown at our annual Calf Club. The idea came from the book ‘Māori Art for Kids’ which you can find here.

The grass is greener, the flowers are beginning to bloom and kids can be heard playing outside.  It's spring and with spring comes wind.  So, instead of wishing the wind away, we made lunch sack kites to fly in the wind!  These kites were perfect for my 2 and 3 year olds.  Plus I had all the

Lunch Sack Kite

Matariki Celebrations 2012

This year our school will host our annual Matariki celebrations at the end of term Nau mai, haere mai.

Matariki stars - cardboard and wool activity for the year 3 class I help out in

Matariki stars - cardboard and wool activity for the year 3 class I help out in

Matariki 2010 Matariki 2010 Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars known as the Pleiades which rise once a year and for many Maori herald the start of the New Year. http://www.finelifeart.com/matariki-2010/

Matariki 2010 Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars known as the Pleiades which rise once a year and for many Maori herald the start of the New

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