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Winter stars

Winter stars

This chart shows the winter stars that were important to Māori. The pre-dawn rising of Matariki (the Pleiades) and Puanga (Rigel) signified the start of the Māori year, in winter. Takurua (Sirius) literally means winter.

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Manuka Henare, 'Te mahi kai – food production economics - Calendar of work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20265/winter-stars (accessed 21 October 2020)

Story by Manuka Henare, published 24 Nov 2008