Story: Matariki – Māori New Year

Celebrations in the capital

Celebrations in the capital

In the early 2000s Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission), the Ministry of Education and the national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, became involved in the revival of Matariki celebrations. Here, Āpirana Taylor weaves a spell over his young audience during a story-telling session. Events focused on the role Matariki might play in regenerating the Māori language.

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Paul Meredith, 'Matariki – Māori New Year - Modern Matariki', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 May 2021)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006