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.