Matariki â te Mtaahi o te Tau

Matariki â the Moari New Year

Matariki is a time to gather with whnaau and friends to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and plan for the future.

What and who is Matariki?
Learn about the stars of Matariki, watch a video showing you how to find the cluster, and test your knowledge in our quiz. Here

How to celebrate Matariki
What to do during Matariki, a time to spend with your whānau, with waiata, whakataukī, and more. Here

Hautapu me te umu kohukohu whetū

Hautapu: the ceremonial oven and offerings to the stars
All you need to know about the whāngai i te hautapu – the ceremonial offering to Matariki – including how to host your own. Here

To assist us on our Matariki journey, Te Arawhiti has published this resource to celebrate and educate readers about the traditions and cultural importance of Matariki.

This booklet, featuring karakia written by Tā Pou Temara and Professor Rangi Matamua, equips us with the relevant knowledge to understand the traditions of Matariki, while reflecting and cementing Matariki as an integral part of our society – to be enjoyed, not only by Māori and Indigenous communities, but by Aotearoa New Zealand as a whole.

There is a digital and printable version of the booklet and individual posters you can download.