Wallpaper to download for Maori language week. Matariki Matariki, Tupu-ā-nuku, Tupu-ā-rangi, Waitī, Waitā, Waipuna-ā-rangi, Ururangi. Matariki is the mother surrounded by her six daughters, Tupu-ā-nuku, Tupu-ā-rangi, Waitī, Waitā, Waipuna-ā-rangi and Ururangi. Return to your ancestral mountains so that you may be cleansed by the winds of Tāwhirimātea.
Matariki is the Aotearoa Pacific New Year. It takes its name from the seven star constellation which reappears over the horizon in late May. In Western astronomy this constellation is called The Pleiades.
Constellations - More ideas, samples from these sites: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8__TFE0yObfNmQ3NTA1NjUtYTdjMy00OGE5LTlkMzQtYjJmOWFjYjgzYzk2/edit?authkey=CJiFndEMhl=en#; https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/LNs5RrNe63Q8J1FcnufJsw; http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2013/07/glow-in-the-dark-stars-craft.html.
Waitangi National Trust - Matariki Fesitval Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises just once a year, this year on the 28th June and signals the start of the Māori New Year. Matariki Festival will be held at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds from the 28th June till the 6th July. - See more at: http://www.waitangi.org.nz/events/