Ao Māori: Matariki

A guide to resources relating to the world of Māori including Treaty of Waitangi

Matariki - Māori New Year



Matariki or the Māori New Year is a time for each of us to reflect on our place in the world.  In 2022, Aotearoa / New Zealand celebrates the first Matariki official public holiday on Friday 24 June. Learn what each of the nine stars represent in the videos created by Ara on You Tube called Stars of Matariki. 

Ngā pukapuka - Books

Ngā ataata - Videos

TVNZ - Home Learning TV

Watch this 20 minute video presented by Stephen McConnachie and Ronnie Taulafo to explore the Matariki Cluster of stars, to identify when Matariki rises, and how to locate the cluster in the morning sky using mathematics.

Award winning sand artist, Marcus Winter, presents the story of Matariki.

Ara introduces the stars of Matariki - Te Kāhui o Matariki

And the other 8 stars of Matariki presented by Ara are Pōhutukawa; Ururangi; Waipuna-ā-rangi; Waitī; Waitā; Tupu-ā-nuku; Tupu-ā-rangi; Hiwa-i-te-rangi.

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Matariki activities

Mahinga kai and Matariki

Mahinga kai is significant to the time of Matariki. These library blogposts share about Ngāi Tahu's food gathering activities during the time of Matariki.