Ngā Taiātea - E Noho Tuheitia

Ngā Taiātea - E Noho Tuheitia

Te reo Maori - Pepeha (Who I am, where I come from) - get started with improving your cultural competencies!

Waimarie Smith teenage songwriter from Ngāpuhi

Waimarie Smith teenage songwriter from Ngāpuhi

the Art Curator for Kids - Art Around the World - New Zealand - Maori - Parts of Wharenui, Te Whare Runanga labeled

Masterpiece Monday & Art Around the World - Day #10 - Maori of New Zealand

the Art Curator for Kids - Art Around the World - New Zealand - Maori - Parts of Wharenui, Te Whare Runanga labeled

Matariki is the name of the Pleiades star cluster and the season of its first rising in late May or early June, which is taken as the beginning of the Maori new year. Traditionally, it was a time for remembering the dead, and celebrating new life. In the 21st century, observing Matariki has become popular again. Heaven-bound kites, hot-air balloons and fireworks help mark the occasion.

Matariki is the name of the Pleiades star cluster and the season of its first rising in late May or early June, which is taken as the beginning of the Maori new year. Traditionally, it was a time for remembering the dead, and celebrating new life. In the 21st century, observing Matariki has become popular again. Heaven-bound kites, hot-air balloons and fireworks help mark the occasion.

Look what these children made with just sticks and leaves! What a great way to take creativity outdoors.

Look what these children made with just sticks and leaves! What a great way to take creativity outdoors.

Matariki Star Weaving - YouTube. This clip explains how to weave Matariki stars out of paper strips.

Matariki Star Weaving - YouTube. This clip explains how to weave Matariki stars out of paper strips.

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