Many books about Matariki, both for children and adults, have been published in recent decades, often in complementary te reo and English editions. Booksellers have reported a significant interest in these books and other books about te ao Māori. This display at McLeods Books in Rotorua showcases some of the publications.
For children, Matariki books includes Ngā whetu Matariki i whanakotia / The stolen stars of Matariki, by Miriama Kamo. Also included in this display are two books by Dr Rangi Matamua, a professor at the University of Waikato, which were published in 2017. Based on extensive knowledge of both Māoritanga and astronomy, these books have significantly extended public understanding of Matariki.
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