What is Matariki?
Matariki is about the 7 stars in the dark night. It is also the name for the Maori New Year. The 7 stars appear in late May or early June. When they come out it is the start of the Maori New Year. We celebrate Matariki in lots of ways. The Maori people use the stars to find their way home. They didn’t have any maps or phones in the past. They plant crops. They fish for Kai moana and weave too.