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Matariki 2019

Matariki is a traditional time for many iwi (Māori tribes) to celebrate the beginning of each new year. The Matariki star cluster is more commonly known throughout the world as Pleiades or Messier 45 (M45). In Hawaii, it is known … Continue reading

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Matariki – Celebrate the Māori New Year at Ara – 11-15 June 2018

Matariki is a traditional time for many iwi (Māori tribes) to celebrate the beginning of each new year. The Matariki star cluster is more commonly known throughout the world as Pleiades or Messier 45 (M45). In Hawaii, it is known … Continue reading

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So you broke your New Year’s resolution

Image from Te Ara (2016) Story Matariki No problem. You have another chance.  Matariki is a great time to gain new skills and set yourself some new goals. The Māori New Year is marked by the rise of Matariki (Pleiades) and … Continue reading

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Matariki – Māori New Year – Pipiri 10 June

(Photo by Filip Lolic, obtained from Wikimedia Commons) In the traditional Māori maramataka, or calendar, the new year begins with the first new moon at the end of May or beginning of June.  This is when the star cluster known … Continue reading

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