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Matariki – Māori New Year

Published June 30 2015

Matariki is both the name of the Pleiades star cluster and also of the season of its first rising in late May or early June – taken as the beginning of the new year – Māori New Year.

Matariki is a time to come together as a whānau to reflect on the roles we play, and to plan for the coming year focusing on thing such as kaitiakitanga (guardianship), and are looking to recognize the kaitiaki (guardians) all around us.

Ngā mihi o Matariki ki a tātou.  Matariki greetings to one and all!

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