Tuesday, 27 June 2017


We are currently studying about Matariki. Matariki is an event that is celebrated during the winter solstice. Matariki literally means two things which are 'eyes of god'(mata ariki)  and 'little eyes'(mata riki).  

When the new moon rises it's the beginning of Maori New Year. Matariki looks like a big, bright, shiny blue star in the high skies of Aotearoa. Matariki is a time when people's crops are harvested, plenty of seafood is collected and plants are grown to be tall and strong. Matariki is also a time to be with your family and friends.

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