Story: Matariki – Māori New Year

Te Oha storehouse

Te Oha storehouse

The rising of Matariki came at the end of the season for harvesting, catching game and food gathering. Pātaka (storehouses), such as the beautifully carved Te Oha, would be full of supplies.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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How to cite this page:

Paul Meredith, 'Matariki – Māori New Year - Cycles of life and death', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5163/te-oha-storehouse (accessed 22 November 2017)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006