Tuesday, 7 June 2016



Matariki is a Maori New Year. Matariki is the Maori name for the star cluster known as the Pleiades. Traditionally for the Maori when it appeared just before dawn in the late May or the early June. The names of the stars are Tupu-a-nuku, Tupu-a-rangi, Waiti, Waita, Waipuna-a-rangi and Ururangi. 

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