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Get pleasure from Matariki!

“The arrival of Matariki is heartwarming
Peace be on the lord of heaven
Mānawa maiea is the primary of the 12 months

Have fun the rise of Matariki
Have fun the Rise of the Lord of Heaven
Have fun the rise of the brand new 12 months

For the primary time in Aotearoa, Matariki will likely be formally celebrated as a public vacation on Friday, June 24, 2022.

It is a chance for all of the individuals of Aotearoa to come back collectively and replicate on the 12 months that has handed, have a good time the current and plan for the longer term.” (Manawatia a Matariki)

In Aotearoa, the Matariki star cluster may be seen a lot of the 12 months, however in Might the celebs go beneath the horizon and rise once more in June or July of every 12 months. The rise of Matariki marks the start of the Māori New 12 months and is a time of remembrance, peace and celebration. Historically, 9 stars have been seen. These are named individually, with every star signifying an vital facet of Te Ao Māori. Tohunga (skilled consultants) noticed how the celebs have been within the sky and made predictions for the approaching 12 months based mostly on their look.

have a good time puanga

Many Māori in western New Zealand observe the rise of Puanga about two weeks sooner than Matariki. Puanga may be seen within the japanese sky, signaling the strategy of daybreak as if “the solar itself is pushing it from behind”. Puanga is widely known by our Wellington mana whenua, Te Āti Awa and different Taranaki Iwi, Whanganui Iwi, Ngāpuhi, Rēkohu/Wharekauri and Moriori of the Chatham Islands. “Puanga kai rau” means Puanga of considerable meals and pays tribute to the fruits that Puanga brings.

The Matariki cluster is understood all over the world by many names, together with the Pleiades star cluster. In historical Greek mythology, the Pleiades have been seven sisters. The sisters’ names have been Alcyone, Celaeno, Electra, Maia, Merope, Sterope (or Asterope), and Taygete. Puanga is named Rigel in another cultures.


The 9 stars of Matariki

Matariki – stands for reflection, hope and our reference to the setting

Pōhutukawa – connects with those that have handed away

To attend – hyperlinks with contemporary water and the meals in it

wait a – ties to the ocean and the meals in it

air supply – related to the rain

Floor – is for meals that grows within the soil

Irregularity – is for meals that grows up within the bushes

Uruguay – is the star related to the wind

Hiwa-i-te-rangi – the youngest, is the wisher who additionally matches our ambitions for the approaching 12 months


Matariki Connections

Competitors for five years12

Matariki is an effective time to replicate on our lives and the world round us, have a good time the current and take into consideration the longer term.

Uncover and draw on this competitors what a star connection means to you! Use the descriptions above to decide on a side of life related to a star, then illustrate what it means to you!

The competitors will run from June 21 to 30.

Learn extra in regards to the star connections right here, or on the registration kind at libraries and group facilities. You may be part of on-line at wcl.govt.nz/matarikiconnections



Scorching off the press!

The Astromancer: The Rise of Matariki. / Ishmael, Wheat
“The Astromancer is in search of 4 new college students to study Matariki and the Maramataka calendar. She chooses three boys and an orphaned woman, Aria, who solely comes if she will take her smelly canine ​​together with her. Nevertheless, Aria is uninterested in the teachings and would not wish to hear what to do. However these are harmful occasions and Ruatapu the Ravenous is about to threaten the protection of the whole tribe. Will Aria rise to save lots of them? Additionally accessible in te reo Maori as Te Kokorangi.” (Catalog)
Te Kokorangi: The Resurrection of Matariki. / Ishmael, Wheat
“Te Kokorangi is in search of 4 new college students to get acquainted with Matariki and the calendar. He selected three sons and a daughter, an orphan named Aria. Aria insisted that her canine go subsequent to her, too. Aria appears to be uninterested in the teachings and dislikes being instructed. However the individuals have been in peril. They could quickly be in bother at Ruatapu Te Pukurua. Will Aria save the individuals?” (Catalog)

Wish to study extra that can assist you have a good time Matariki?

Matariki Show: Takapū o Patukawenga Library, Mervyn Kemp Library Tawa

Get pleasure from Matariki

Matariki at Te Papa

Matariki in Wellington

Matariki | Any questions

College of New Zealand

Matariki: The Māori New 12 months

Te Aka Maori Dictionary

Wellington Metropolis Libraries: Matariki

Matariki show: Omārōrō Library, Newtown Library

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