What is Matariki?
Matariki is when seven stars go together, When the stars come together the stars glow then it’s Maori new year. The stats disappear in late April. At winter time in May the stars come up again. The stars are light and bright in the night sky. When you go outside in winter you can go outside and you may see the seven stars. It’s the new year. There is another name for the seven stars called the seven sisters. The biggest sister guides the youngest sisters to where they belong up in the sky. We celebrate Matariki in lots of different ways. We go fishing to catch kai moana. We tell stories of the past. We fly kites for Matariki.