Story: Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro

Manu Aute Kite Day, Auckland, 2011

Manu Aute Kite Day, Auckland, 2011

This is a kite flown at the 2011 Manu Aute Kite Day at Ōrākei marae, Auckland. The annual event is part of celebrations for Matariki, the Māori New Year, held at mid-winter when Matariki (the Pleiades) first appear in the sky. From the 1970s there was a revival of making and flying traditional Māori kites. Modern kites featuring aspects of traditional design also became popular, encouraged by events such as the Manu Aute Kite Day. 

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Ross Calman, 'Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro - Suppression and revival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013