Healing into the New Year

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.


One thought on “Healing into the New Year

  1. 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!

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