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Ka wani ke! Now this is Maori Time!! This is from domesticscene.wordpress! Excellent for advanced learners of Te Reo, here are the maori name for parts of the day. #reobits

Te Ara Reo wiki 7 [wāhanga o te rā/ parts of the day]

Ka wani ke! Now this is Maori Time!! This is from domesticscene.wordpress! Excellent for advanced learners of Te Reo, here are the maori name for parts of the day. #reobits

You could do this with seven stars and arrange them like the Matariki cluster

You could do this with seven stars and arrange them like the Matariki cluster

During the coldest time each year the Matariki star cluster comes rising up for the first time in the eastern sky. This occurrence marks the beginning of an important time of year – the Māori New Year.  In this series of blogs, Te Papa Education hopes to introduce you to each of the seven members of this star whānau, from the …

During the coldest time each year the Matariki star cluster comes rising up for the first time in the eastern sky. This occurrence marks the beginning of an important time of year – the Māori New Year. In this series of blogs, Te Papa Education hopes to introduce you to each of the seven members of this star whānau, from the …

Children's Matariki art - retelling and illustrating the legend of Matariki

Matariki art – children’s art of the Matariki legend

Children's Matariki art - retelling and illustrating the legend of Matariki

Planting, living by the moon - simply a way of life for our Tūpuna. Give it a go

Planting, living by the moon - simply a way of life for our Tūpuna. Give it a go

Kites are often flown at Matariki.

Kites are often flown at Matariki.

Matariki locator chart for Auckland, 2014 - Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Matariki locator chart for Auckland, 2014 - Ministry of Culture and Heritage


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To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too,  then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.

To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too, then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.

Teaching Resource: A poster to display in your classroom during Matariki (Māori New Year).

Teaching Resource: A poster to display in your classroom during Matariki (Māori New Year).

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/

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/

Seven Stars of Matariki - YouTube Link, Toni Rolleston-Cummins reading 'The Seven Stars of Matariki.'

Seven Stars of Matariki - YouTube Link, Toni Rolleston-Cummins reading 'The Seven Stars of Matariki.'