Ngā Rauemi – resources

Rauemi Matariki / Matariki resources


Ko ngā kōrero a Iwi mō te tauhou Māori a Matariki / Iwi stories about Māori New Year

As you will see from the differing kōrero, there are considerable iwi and personal differences around the Māori New Year.  We encourage whānau to research and find out the stories in your own regions, as the knowledge is often relative to the local environment and people.


Ngāti Toa Rangatira Matariki Story

A Matariki story – 7 stars

Matariki and Puanga

TVNZ – Matariki and Puanga

Puanga – Ngāti Rangi

Puanga – Ngāpuhi

Paki o Matariki – Kingitanga

Matariki – Tainui


Ngā Paetukutuku/Websites

Living by the stars

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Te Papa

Inmotion – Matariki resources and ideas

The Te Reo Māori class room – Resources

Teacher Talk – Resources

Ministry of Education – TKI curriculum resources


Ngā Pukapuka/Books


Mā ngā pakeke (for the adults)

Matariki the star of the year, by Rangi Matamua

Matariki Te Whetū Tapu o Te Tau,  Nā Rangi Matamua


Mā Ngā Tamariki ( for Kids)

The Stolen starts of Matariki – Ngā Whetū Matariki i Whānakotia by Miriamo Kamo

The Little Kiwi’s Matariki by Nikki Slade Robinson and read by Aroha

“Daniel’s Matariki Feast”

by R. Beyer and L. Wellington, read by Ainslie

Together in Love, a legend of Matariki by Xoë Hall, read by Pari-Tyler

The promise of Puanga – A story for Matariki by Kirsty Wadsworth

Tāwhirimātea a song for Matariki by June Pitman-Hayes, Te Reo by Ngaere Roberts

Tirama tirama Matariki/ Twinkle twinkle Matariki by Rebecca Larsen

Matariki by Melanie Drewery

The Seven Kites of Matariki by Carole Prentice

The Seven Stars of Matariki by Toni Rolleston-Cummins

Stories from our Night Sky by Melanie Drewery, Jenny Cooper

Matariki (A Te Reo Sing-a-long Book) by Sharon Holt


Downloadable Activity books

From Te Papa, in te reo Māori as well as English


Ngā Wharangi Pukamata/Facebook pages

Professor Rangi Matamua

Sharon Holt supporting the pronunciation of whetū names



Dr Rangi Matamua (Any of the videos with Dr Rangi Matamua are useful, there are lots of them.)

This clip helps you to find Matariki

How to celebrate Matariki- Whangai i te Hautapu

How to find Matariki and Puanga/Puaka

Pipi mā Episode 7 Matariki

Ngā mata o te ariki, o Tāwhirimātea




Hina is an application built using the Maramataka phases of the moon. With Te Reo Maori as the default language for each phase, see what Maori have used for generations as a guide for planting, fishing and living.


SkyView is an app that lets you point your Android’s camera at the sky and identify any star, planet or constellation you may see


Kōnae Ipurangi/Podcasts

Taringa- Te Wānanga o Aotearoa



Call 0800MATARIKI on your phone or search on Spotify to hear stories about each of the stars, told by Professor Rangi Matamua.


Regional Matariki celebrations


Auckland – Tāmaki Makaurau

Wellington- Whanganui-a-Tara

Christchurch – Ōtautahi

Dunedin- Ōtepoti

Puaka and Matariki