Matariki: Te Tau Hou Māori – The Māori New Year
One of the most significant celebrations in the Māori calendar is Matariki, the Māori New Year.
Matariki is a celebration of people, culture, language, spirituality and history.
Whakataukī (Māori proverb)
Ka kitea a Matariki, ka rere te korokoro
‘When Matariki is seen, the lamprey migrate’
Please see below for a range of resources to share with your tamariki during Matariki. Including learning about all nine stars, harvesting and making a Harekeke (flax) star, Tirama Tirama Matariki Waiata (Matariki stars song) and a recipe for Takakau Māori Bread.
Sourced from: Dr Rangi Matamua
25th Pipiri 2019 – 03 Hōngongoi 2019/25th June 2019 – 03 July 2019
27th Haratua 2019/27th May 2019
25-28 Pipiri 2019/25-28 June 2019
The best time to observe Matariki is in the phrase of the moon lunar month known by Māori as Tangaroa.