Matariki is the maori name for the small cluster of stars also known as the pleiades or the seven sisters, in the taurus constellation. Matariki is the maori name for a group of seven stars known as the pleiades star cluster. For waikato astronomy researcher dr rangi matamua, traditional maori star knowledge and western science are not enemies but allies. In these seven outlines students are to select up to seven words for their poems. The seven stars of matatriki by toni rollestoncummins. Jul, 2016 the seven sisters matariki installation was created by karen sidney whangareibased filmmaker and channel north tv station manager in 2014, and updated again in 2015. May 07, 2018 the stolen stars of matariki by miriama kamo, illus.
The seven stars of matariki is a contemporary myth of love. Traditionally, when matariki appeared in the sky it marked the start of a new year and signalled a time not only to prepare the ground for the coming year, but for celebrating with family, friends and food. Click a book cover to listen, or one of these links. There are two supporting activities of matching the names of the. Matariki maori new year 2017 find out about this years matariki events. The maori have always known about it and it is an important celestial entity in their culture. The story of the nine stars resource pack teacher made.
When he sees his brothers bewitched by seven beautiful women, the adventurous matai must step in. Jun 01, 2017 this year the rise of matariki is from 17 to 20 june while the period of matariki is from 17 to 24 june. This year we decided to make mixed media stars whetu as part of our learning. The film incorporates a variety of languages including, english, maori, tokelauan, samoan, and cantonese. The brightest star in the centre of the cluster, also known as matariki alcyone, married rehua antares and is the mother of the other eight stars. Hear te waari carkeek, from ngati toa rangatira iwi, tell the story of how the seven matariki stars use their special talents and skills to help their kuia, papatuanuku the earth, prepare for the new year. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. Once colouredin, you could use them to decorate your. One star in the pleiades is sometimes not visible leaving only six to be seen by the naked eye. The seven stars of matariki is indicative of a delightful read of beauty, deception, loyalty and love with a contemporary twist.
When i went to school i never heard of matariki or pleiades as the greeks called it. Look further to the left in the same direction and you will see matariki. Matariki star cluster with the seven names of the stars. This hauntingly beautiful debut story by awardwinning journalist miriama kamo is brought to life by family friend and notable artist, zak waipara. The seven stars of matariki tells the story of how these stars came to be. The seven stars of matariki stellas class is learning about polygons. About the book this is a contemporary myth of love, magic, and adventure that tells the story of how matariki the pleiades star cluster came into being. From takurua you just draw a straight line towards your left through the bottom of the pot.
Use this pack based on an alternative theory surrounding the knowledge of nine stars in the matariki cluster. Draw an outline on the text given, using their star as a stencil. May 14, 2017 with matariki just around the corner again, my year 58 class has started learning more about the maori new year. In new zealand it comes into view low on the northeastern horizon, appearing in the tail of the milky way in the last days of may or in early june, just before dawn.
Readers are not told, for example, that the reason the sisters see the stars at dawn is because matariki traditionally occurs when the seven stars of the pleiades reappear in the night sky in midwinter. The stolen stars of matariki miriama kamo book instock buy. An adventurous young man called mitai lives with his seven handsome brothers in the village of maketu. This search takes them around new zealand as a mystical kaumatua takes them to find the seven stars of matariki.
Behind dusty orange hills, where the sky stretches down to the sea, theres a magical, wild, windy place called te mata hapuku. Matariki is a 2010 new zealand drama film set in otara, south auckland. They all hold dominion over particular areas of our environment as seen from a maori. Matariki maori new year 2018 christchurch city libraries. We stock a huge range of cookbooks, graphic novels, fiction, manga, young adult, nonfiction and more. If each star on the flag can be used for only one vertex corner, but not all the. Generations of maori have been raised on the seven sisters of matariki myth, but one academic says many are getting it wrong.
The film is told through five interweaving stories all set in the days leading to the rising of matariki. Jun 15, 2009 matariki or maori new year is traditionally a time in which the success of new seasons plantings and crops were thought to be determined by the brightness of the group of stars known as the seven sisters or pleiades. His seven handsome and conceited brothers are only interested in women as beautiful as they are. He watches his brothers become bewitched by seven beautiful women, and under their spell, the brothers no longer eat, look after themselves, work in their gardens or hunt. The seven stars of matariki christchurch city libraries blog. Te huihui o matariki read in te reo maori, by te kahumatamomoe taumata or the seven stars of matariki read by the author, toni rolleston. His latest project uses historic star lore to shed light on modern environmental issues and is also a deeply personal quest that began with a dying grandfathers wish. They can do this more than once outlining their star over seven parts of the text. In midwinter, matariki rises in the predawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. This year the rise of matariki is from 17 to 20 june while the period of matariki is from 17 to 24 june. Matariki, the maori name for the pleiades pictured. Matariki poem printable reality experience poetry differently.
He watches his brothers become bewitched by seven beautiful women, and under their spell, the brothers no longer. Matariki traditions kites kites were seen as connectors between heaven and earth, and were often flown at this event, especially on the first day of the new year. One of the most popular is that the star matariki is the whaea mother, surrounded by her six daughters, tupuanuku, tupuarangi, waipunarangi, waiti and waita, and ururangi. A book that will cause a lasting impression and a story that will no doubt be retold each year in june. The seven stars of matariki is a contemporary myth of love, magic and adventure that celebrates matariki and tells how the star cluster came into being. They used the clarity of the stars to predict what the new year would bring. Greek people believe the constellation pleiades represents seven. On the classroom wall is the flag design, the seven stars of matariki. One of the most popular is that the star matariki is the whaea mother, surrounded by her six daughters.
Each of mitais brothers falls in love with one of seven beautiful sistersbut is there more to these wahine than meets the eye. When mitais seven handsome brothers are bewitched by seven beautiful women, mitai seeks advice and learns that the women are patupaiarehe and must be cast far away. Matariki is the constellation of stars known in many parts of the world. Reading of the seven stars of matariki, by the author, toni rollestoncummins. Food and kai preparing a meal for friends and whanau is traditional at matariki. The symbolism of each star is explained in an overview. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. The seven stars of matariki rise in late may or early. Each star represents something significant to maori including the representation of the oceans, fresh water, winds, those who have been lost over time and so forth. Matariki is celebrated with education, remembrance and the planting of new trees and crops signaling new beginnings. Jun 28, 2017 contrary to popular belief, there are nine stars in the constellation of matariki, rather than seven. The seven stars of matatriki by toni rollestoncummins mitai s seven handsome brothers are bewitched by seven beautiful women. This page outlines how a study of matariki can be used by teachers and students of social studies. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how matariki was traditionally observed.
The matariki tradition has been reestablished, and its regeneration coincides with a growing interest in maori astronomy. They are given to urutengangana, the god of the stars, who places them in the far away heavens. Jun 14, 2012 seven stars of matariki youtube link, toni rollestoncummins reading the seven stars of matariki. The seven kites of matariki scholastic new zealand. Matariki is the group of seven stars, sometimes known as the pleiades, that rises in the new zealand night sky during midwinter.
Whakapapa we focus on our whakapapa, our family history, during matariki. The stolen stars of matariki miriama kamo book instock. See more ideas about goal setting template, maori and writing poetry. If each star on the flag can be used for only one vertex corner, but not all the stars need to be used. Fishpond new zealand, the seven stars of matariki by toni rollestoncummins nikki slade robinson illustrated buy. The seven stars of matariki is a contemporary myth of love, magic and adventure that celebrates matariki and tells how the star cluster came into being an adventurous young man called mitai lives with his seven handsome brothers in the village of maketu. Matariki seven sisters exhibition tour whangarei eventfinda. Yet once a year, at winter solstice, he allows them to shine in the eastern sky.
See more ideas about maori art, maori and waitangi day. The seven stars of matariki maori resources poi princess. The stolen stars of matariki by miriama kamo, illus. May 03, 2016 busy sisters learn of the wonderful story of matariki and how whizzy, zippy, zig zagging sisters can work together to complete very important tasks.
Matariki has been celebrated in several picture books in recent years, but broadcaster miriama kamos new book, the stolen stars of matariki, is the first to feature nine, not seven stars. The little kiwis matariki was best picture book winner in the 2016 new zealand book awards for children and young adults. Matariki and the six sisters story by ngati toa rangatira duration. At the rising of matariki, some stars shine brightly while others do not. This video is the pilot episode of a webseries centred around the event, acting as a brief introduction. Te iwa o matariki the nine stars of matariki christchurch. The seven stars of matariki paperback june 30, 2009 by toni rollestoncummins author. Matariki, the maori new year, is an important festival that reflects our bicultural heritage.
Christchurch art gallery te puna o waiwhetu listen to a new story, the stolen stars of marariki by miriana kamo and zak waipara, and then make your own matariki mobile to take home. Once you find it the first time, youll always be able to spot it because of its distinctive grouping. The main character is mitai, the youngest of eight brothers who is gifted with the magical ability to change into birds. Matariki the seven stars of matariki activity sheets. Jun 29, 2010 reading of the seven stars of matariki, by the author, toni rollestoncummins. Timesaving, printandgo resources that are fun, creative and engaging.
First students are to draw a star on card and then cut it out. Matariki observance june 6, 2016 matariki mata riki tiny eyes or mata ariki eyes of god is the maori name for the group of stars also known as the pleiades star cluster or the seven sisters. Matariki is the maori name for the group of stars known as the pleiades. The seven stars of matariki by toni rollestoncummins isbn. A fictional retelling of the traditional matariki story. Roughly around the month of june these stars are more visible to the human eye, especially before dawn. The rising of matariki signals a time of letting go of the dead from the year before so their souls can be gathered in the trawling net by taramainuku who casts them into the heavens. Nikki sladerobinson the activity sheets suit a range of levels and abilities. The cluster can be found by looking northeast after the festival of matariki find orions belt and follow the three stars across the sky to the left until you find matariki. Tr4238 te reo singalong book te reo maori resources. Matariki resource list with a focus on te katao o matariki the water stars of matariki explore our page on matariki.
When grandma and poua take the children eeling one magical and wild starry night, they discover two stars missing from the matariki cluster. Ideal for your lessons on matariki and the maori new year. The seven stars of matariki book creative classrooms. This lovely set of matariki colouring pages are great for mindfulness colouring. In the maori language matariki is both the name of the pleiades star cluster and also of the season of its first rising in late may or early june. Let your students be as creative as they like with the colours and see what beautiful pieces of art they create. Stella thought she might be able to make polygon pictures by drawing lines from one star to another. This video was made by wellington city libraries, in association with huia pub. The seven stars of matariki paperback an adventurous young man called mitai lives with his seven handsome brothers in the village of maketu. The book takes you on a tikitour around aotearoa, and would be a fun chapter book to read to your class in the lead up to matariki. An easytouse, printandgo resource when learning about and celebrating the maori new year.
Scoop and scribe search for the seven stars of matariki. Get fast nz delivery from over 50,000 books at mighty ape nz. Tiny eyes is a 2ndyear university project aimed at increasing awareness of matariki. Seven stars of matariki youtube link, toni rolleston. Matariki the maori new year pleiades star cluster poi. This time is very important and signifies the maori new year. May 04, 2017 matariki all stars parade, 19 pukuatua st, rotorua.1686 1037 1598 1399 1310 524 1493 163 754 1072 306 1352 417 1590 856 782 149 1508 1095 1081 92 784 1090 146 857 1138 741 1152 230 1451 946 1446 640 780 709 151 767 1186 110 1059 693