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. It marks the beginning of the Aotearoa/Pacific New Year according to the lunar calendar. Click the links to find out more about Matariki from books, ebooks, videos and websites.


Ka rere a Matariki, ka wera te hinu.

When the Pleiades rise, the fat is heated.

Ngā pukapuka - Books

Ngā ataata - Videos

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