The Iwa o Matariki
The appearance of Matariki in the morning sky in mid-winter marks the Māori New Year, or Te Mātahi o te Tau. The arrival of Matariki is a sign for people to gather, to honour the dead, celebrate the present and plan for the future. Hence the phrase ‘Matariki hunga nui’ meaning the many people of Matariki.
Matariki Calendar explanation
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Matariki ki Mauao
Create simple manu tukutuku in the classic taratahi shape with Jack Thatcher
Matariki Pukapuka Mahi
Matariki Pukapuka Mahi from Te Papa Tongarewa website. Available in English and Māori and in both A4 and A4.
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Printing tip: For A5 workbooks, open in Adobe Acrobat and select ‘flip on short edge’, print double-sided and in colour.
An information book about Matariki
Te Iwa o Matariki
Colouring and activity book