Matariki atua ka eke mai i te rangi e roa,
E whāngainga iho ki te mata o te tau e roa e.
Divine Matariki come forth from the far-off heaven,
Bestow the first fruits of the year upon us.
— Matariki — Māori New Year, Te Ara
Matariki begins on 15 June 2018. Use our teaching and learning resources to celebrate Matariki with your students.
Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster also known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters. The Māori New Year is marked by the rise of this star cluster in the winter sky.
We've some great classroom resources
Matariki in Topic Explorer — hand-picked resources that explore all aspects of Matariki, including videos, images, and articles for your students to explore.
Matariki in Many Answers — includes links to a number of quality websites and other useful resources that have been carefully selected by librarians.
Let's celebrate Matariki — a blog written by Amy Jacobs for Matariki 2017, with more ideas and resources to use in the classroom.