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Make a Star Garland and Other Starry Ideas - lovely star garland from recycled newspaper

Make a Star Garland and Other Starry Ideas - lovely star garland from recycled newspaper

Create strands of stars to use as decorations in the rock & roll theme classroom! {broken link, just a picture}

Create strands of stars to use as decorations in the rock & roll theme classroom! {broken link, just a picture}

At the bottom of the page, there are 3 utube movies that clearly explain Matariki.

Matariki Story

At the bottom of the page, there are 3 utube movies that clearly explain Matariki.

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.