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Matariki

Jonathan Tautari and Robert Nathan from CCS Disability Action Northern Region talk about journeys and why we should reflect and draw from others in the way we live today. The night sky containing an immense number of stars guided early Polynesian voyagers to Aotearoa more than 1,000 years ago. Pleiades, also known to Maori as ...

Matariki

23/6/15 · Posted in Biculturalism, Matariki

Ka puta a Matāriki ka rere a Whānui. Ko te tohu tēnā o te tau e!  Matāriki appears, Whānui starts its flight.  This is the sign of the New Year. Matāriki is the Māori name for the constellation of stars that is often referred to as Pleiades or the Seven Sisters. However, in other accounts, ...