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Celebrating Matariki (2018)

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New ZealandMatariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster.

Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster.

In 2018 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New Zealand skies on June 15, beginning a month of celebration.

Questions for New Zealanders

  • Should Matariki be a public holiday?
  • How do you celebrate Matariki?
  • Are there upcoming events focusing on Matariki?
  • Are there photos, posters or fan art for Matariki?
  • Are there recommended videos or podcasts?
  • Are any of the images, photos, resources available through open access?
  • Does Matariki 2018 impact other events in the cultural, technical and political calendars in New Zealand?
  • What are the relevant Twitter accounts?

Twitter
@dalnzl_Matariki
@justin_lester

Twitter Moment
Matariki 2018

Planeta.com

Matariki

New Zealand = Aotearoa

Māori

Stars

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