Thursday, June 14, 2018

matariki chart

Today we surveyed 24 maori students. 18 maori
students said that they do not celebrate matariki at
their home. Out off 24 maori students only 1 maori
student said they go outside to see the matariki
stars and eat marshmallows.

3 maori students said they eat dinner or BBQ with
their friends and family. This shows us that our
festival is dying and not that maori students are
celebrating matariki.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


The Matariki stars

The matariki stars signals the maori new year too tell
them an new year is coming for maori new year. The
maori new year is when all off the families go fishing
too get kai and gather around for matariki new year.
It is when everyone harvest the old crops and grow
new crops. Some say matariki is a woman and other
say there is an mother and there are six daughters.
Matariki marks the appearance of cluster off
pleiades [the seven sisters]. The family's gather
around to narrate legends about the seven sisters.
Maori new year starts late may and mid june.