matariki - Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori
MatarikiPublished by:THE M ORI LANGUAGE COMMISSIONPO BOX 411, WELLINGTONPH: 04 471 0244 FAX: 04 471 2768 EMAIL: : 978-0-908878-21-5THE M ORI LANGUAGE COMMISSION 2010Pattern used on cover and inside pages: M ng roa (the milky way) pattern used in tukutuku panels throughout IS A CELEBRATION OF CULTURE, LANGUAGE, SPIRIT AND PEOPLE. SPEAK MAORI ANYTIME, ANYWHEREIntroduction 3Matariki stars 4What is matariki ? 5 When is matariki ? 8Where is matariki ? 9The ancient world 10Conclusion 11More star names 12M ori lunar calendar 13Matariki proverbs 15ContentsIn recent years there has been an increased awareness among New Zealanders of the place of te reo M ori in Aotearoa, our unique cultural identity and the wider cultural traditions of M ori. One of the most significant celebrations in the M ori calendar is matariki , the indigenous New Year. This booklet is a guide to matariki its origins and tiny eyes of MatarikiIntRoDUCtIon3Matariki can be translated in two ways Mata Riki (Tiny Eyes) and Mata Ariki (Eyes of God).
Matariki is a celebration of people, culture, language, spirituality and history. Matariki occured at the end of the harvest season. It was a time when storage houses
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