Matariki (Pleiades) and Puanga (Rigel) are shown in this image. The rising of Matariki for some tribes, and Puanga for others, represented the time to celebrate the harvest and also a time of plenty. Accordingly, this was a time for leisure activities.
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Diagram by Richard Hall
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