Story: Matariki – Te Tau Hou Māori

Te Paki-o-Matariki

Te Paki-o-Matariki

The stars of Matariki were incorporated into the coat of arms of the Kīngitanga (King movement) along with Christian symbols. Here the coat of arms it is shown on the door of Māhinārangi meeting house, built in the 1920s at Tūrangawaewae marae, Ngāruawāhia. The ornate coat of arms was also used on the masthead of the Kīngitanga newspaper Te Paki-o-Matariki (the fine weather of Matariki), first published in 1892.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Houston Collection
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How to cite this page:

Paul Meredith, 'Matariki – Te Tau Hou Māori - Cycles of life and death', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/47457/te-paki-o-matariki (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 19 Jun 2021