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Celebrating the Maori New Year!

Matariki is both the Māori name of the Pleiades star cluster and the celebration of its first rising in late June or early July. For Māori, the appearance of Matariki heralds a time of remembrance, joy and peace. It is a time for communities to come together and celebrate. It marks the beginning of the new year in the Māori lunar calendar.

Learn more about Matariki with these items.