What is Matariki?

Word on the street: What is Matariki?

  The Matariki constellation is a cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. According to the Maramataka (Māori lunar calendar), the reappearance of Matariki brings the old lunar year to a close and marks the beginning of the new year.  “Matariki is a time to gather with whānau and friends to reflect on the …

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