Names: Kaedyns, Morgan
Monday 2 May 2022
Heading into the New Year
Fact 1: Matariki is a small cluster of stars that marks the Maori New Year
Fact 2: Waita is a star linked with the ocean and food.
Fact 3: Matariki is the star that reflects hope and people.
Fact 4: All of the Matariki stars are 6 sisters which is Tupu-a-nuku, Tuarangi, Waiti, Waita, Waipunarangi and Ururangi.
Fact 5: Hiwa-i-te-rangi the star that relates to dreams and aspirations for the coming year
Fact 6: Some Iwi’s believe there are 9 stars in Matariki and some believe there are 7. The 2 extra stars are known as Pohutukawa and Hiwa-i-te-rangi.
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Hi Morgan, I enjoyed reading this work about matariki. I’m still beginning to learn about it so it was very helpful to me. My goal is to be able to recite all the names of the stars and what they stand for. Keep on producing such great work. Mahi pai!