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Nui ngā ingoa mō Matariki huri noa i te ao. Pleiades, Subaru, Seven Sisters, Makal'i, Mataliki, Mata'iki, Matai'i rānei. Nui ngā kōrero mō Matariki tā tēnā iwi, tā tēnā iwi. He mata o te ariki tā tētahi, he mata riki tā tētahi. Ki Aotearoa nei, ka puta a Matariki i tēnei wā o te tau i te ata. E ai ki te Māori, ko tēnei te tīmatanga o te tau hou.
Ko te mahi toi nei o Moana Pakeho, he kōrero, he pūrākau rānei mō ia o ngā whetū o Matariki.
Ngā mihi o te mātahi o te tau ki a koe.
Pleiades, Subaru, Seven Sisters. The Matariki star cluster appears across many cultures and holds special cultural significance and storytelling. In these stories, the star cluster is sometimes described as a net or as eyes or as maidens. Able to be seen easily by the naked eye they give off blue light, best viewed out the corner of your vision and at this time of year just before dawn in Aotearoa.
Across South Pacific cultures, the arrival of Matariki in the dawn skies signifies the beginning of the new year and holds special cultural and spiritual significance. Moana Pakeho’s work speaks to the pūrākau or mythical stories associated with each of the stars that make up Matariki.’