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