Use these links to learn a little about Matariki before we study it over the last two weeks of Term 2.
Try and answer these questions:
- In Maori what does Matariki mean?
- What are some of the explanations given for the origins of the cluster of stars associated with the Maori New Year?
- In traditional times what did Maori acknowledge with the arrival of Matariki?
- How did Matariki affect Maori farming?
- What role do kites (pakau) play in Maori celebrations of Matariki?