Thursday, 18 May 2017

Magical Matariki

What is Matariki?

Matariki is group of seven stars and it is the Maori new year. The stars disappear in late April then when they come back it is the beginning of the Maori new year. The seven sisters have  names. The eldest sister guides her sisters to their places up in the sky. The old stories tell us that when the stars shine brightly the year will be warm and good for growing crops. There will be plenty of seafood to gather. We celebrate Matariki in lots of different ways. We are telling stories from the past, learning about how the Maori people used the stars to find their way around. We can go fishing to catch kai moana. We fly kites and forgive people who have made us sad.


  1. Jordan
    What a fantastic job that you have done with your writing with a really detailed accurate description of Matariki. I really enjoyed reading how you wrote about everything to do with it. I thought it was fantastic Jordan that you included an illustration with your work. What is your favourite thing about Matariki? Do you have a family celebration? A school one?
    Mr Webb and Room Three, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki.

  2. Thank you for my comment. Room 24 is going to make kites. From Jordan

  3. hi Jordan I liked your pictures because you put details in it. From Carl:)