Story: Matariki

Te kāhui o Matariki

Te kāhui o Matariki

Ko Matariki te kāhui whetū ka kīia e te Pākehā, ko Pleiades. Hei te paunga o te marama o Mei, te tīmatanga o Hune rānei, i te ata pō, ka kōhiti a Matariki i te rangi. Koia te karere whakaatu ki te ao Māori, e, ko tau te hōu. Ko ngā ingoa o tēnā, o tēnā whetū o te huihui o Matariki: ko Tupu-a-nuku, ko Tupu-a-rangi, ko Waitī, ko Waitā, ko Waipuna-a-rangi, ko Ururangi.

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Paul Meredith, 'Matariki - Te tohu ki te tau hōu', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5156/te-kahui-o-matariki (accessed 26 March 2019)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006