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By Holt, Sharon; Illustrated by Hinde, Deborah
A song about celebrating Matariki. A family wakes early to watch the Pleiades rise in the North East, and then during the day, whanau arrive with food to share.
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By Drewery, Melanie; Illustrated by Potter, Bruce
A family celebrate the Maori New Year and talk about what Matariki means to different people.
By Hakaraia, Libby
This book is an introduction to the star group Matariki. Known in other cultures by names including the Pleiades and the Seven Sisters, Matariki featured strongly in pre-European New Zealand. It marked the beginning of the Maori calendar, and its rising before the sun in late May ...
By Rerekura, Sam
Puanga is the star Rigel in Orion. Most of the tribes of the Maori people in Aotearoa observed Puanga to mark the beginning of the Maori New Year. In Maori mythology he was believed to be the older brother of Matariki. His cosmic rising between May and June in the early morning s ...
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