Ao Māori: Matariki

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

Matariki - Māori New Year



The Māori New Year has always been celebrated with the rise of the star cluster Matariki. You can read more of the tikanga or meaning of Matariki in the Ara Library blog post. Visit the Ara website and My Ara for ideas to connect, reflect, celebrate, plan and act during Matariki this year. You can also 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

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.

Living by the Stars by Rangi Matamua

These are presented in te reo Māori. If you have an Instagram account you can view the videos with English subtitles using the IGTV stream of Rangi Matamua on Instagram