Matariki - Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Matariki

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, Ministry for Culture and Heritage

By: Richard Hall; New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatu Taonga

Description: Matariki (Pleiades) and Puanga (Rigel) are shown in this image. The rising of Matariki for some tribes, and Puanga for others, represented the time to celebrate the harvest and also a time of plenty.  Accordingly, this was a time for leisure activities.

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