Thursday, 18 May 2017

Magical Matariki

What is Matariki?

Matariki is about the Maori new year and the seven Maori stars. The stars disappear in late April and come back in June in the ice cold winter. That means it’s the beginning of the Maori new year. The stars have other names. The stars are called the seven sisters. The eldest sister has a name, its name is Matariki. She guides her younger sisters beautifully and safely. When it is warm the crops will grow tall and then we will gather lots of seafood. We celebrate Matariki in lots of different ways. We tell stories and we grow winter crops to get of food. We fly kites and we forgive people who have made us sad.


  1. hello william I like your story about matariki from julius

  2. Hello William like your photo of the seven stars and 1 kite in the sky from witari

  3. Hello william I like that you did capital letters and full stops from toks

  4. hi William I like your blog post and it was so cool that you saw a moa from Zaka