MATARIKI
     Matariki Hunga Nui
          Matariki of many people
(refers to the drawing together of people to work)
What is Matariki?
• A group, or cluster,
  of stars.
• Also known as the
  Pleiades
• Or the Seven Sisters
• Celebrated by...
When is the Maori New
            Year?
• There are 2 signs.
• The pre-dawn rise of
  Matariki is seen in
  late May.
• At...
What does Matariki mean?
• Matariki has two
  meanings.
• Both refer to a tiny
  constellation of stars
• “Mata Riki” mean...
Why is Matariki important?
• Signified the end of an
  old year
• A good time for new
  harvests
• Celebration of our
  un...
How is Matariki celebrated?
• Reflecting on the
  past
• Education
• Traditional
  celebrations lasted
  up to 3 days
• Mo...
Matariki in Otautahi
• Concert and
  whanaungatanga
  at Te Kura
  Whakapumau.
• Exchange with
  Tuahiwi School
• Workshop...
Matariki around the World
• The Matariki cluster
  can be seen in many
  parts of the world.
• Matariki - Maori
• Subaru -...
Proverbs
• Matariki atua ka          • Matariki taapuapua
  eke mai i te rangi e      • Matariki when water lies
  roa, e ...
Matariki and Kiwiana
• “Kiwiana” - items
  and icons that can
  be identified as
  uniquely Kiwi.
• Matariki as a cultural...
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  1. 1. MATARIKI Matariki Hunga Nui Matariki of many people (refers to the drawing together of people to work)
  2. 2. What is Matariki? • A group, or cluster, of stars. • Also known as the Pleiades • Or the Seven Sisters • Celebrated by Maori as the beginning of a new year.
  3. 3. When is the Maori New Year? • There are 2 signs. • The pre-dawn rise of Matariki is seen in late May. • At the next new moon, usually in June, the new year begins.
  4. 4. What does Matariki mean? • Matariki has two meanings. • Both refer to a tiny constellation of stars • “Mata Riki” means ‘tiny eyes’ • “Mata Ariki” means ‘eyes of god’
  5. 5. Why is Matariki important? • Signified the end of an old year • A good time for new harvests • Celebration of our unique home and culture • A time of reflection on the past and the future
  6. 6. How is Matariki celebrated? • Reflecting on the past • Education • Traditional celebrations lasted up to 3 days • Most regions organise special events
  7. 7. Matariki in Otautahi • Concert and whanaungatanga at Te Kura Whakapumau. • Exchange with Tuahiwi School • Workshops at Nga Hau e Wha marae.
  8. 8. Matariki around the World • The Matariki cluster can be seen in many parts of the world. • Matariki - Maori • Subaru - Japanese • Matali’i - Samoan • Mataliki - Tongan • Makalii - Hawaiian • Pleiades - Greek
  9. 9. Proverbs • Matariki atua ka • Matariki taapuapua eke mai i te rangi e • Matariki when water lies roa, e roa, in pools whangainga iho ki • (A synonym for the winter season) te mata o te tau e roa e. • Matariki ahunga nui • Matariki rising in the • Matariki with many heavens, feed those heaped mounds • The time to prepare mounds for below with first fruits kumara planting
  10. 10. Matariki and Kiwiana • “Kiwiana” - items and icons that can be identified as uniquely Kiwi. • Matariki as a cultural celebration of the new year in June is unique to Aotearoa

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