Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Matariki




Matariki starts this week.

What is Matariki?  

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  1. hi everyone

    Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or The Seven Sisters and what is referred to as the traditional Maori New Year.This year Matariki rises on the 5th of June.
    all That i know is that Matariki means the Maori new year.
    bye sefh

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  2. Matariki is the Maori new year.

    I don't know/remember much about Matariki.

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  3. Hey,
    Matariki is 7 sisters in the sky and there are many legends on what they are.
    I know that the sisters can tell stories and things, and they represtent the Maori new year.
    These stars used to tell the Maori what stocks are going to be high this year. The stars can say that the food from the sea will have high stock or the plants ect.
    What did everyone else find out?
    Eden

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  4. Hey,
    Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or The Seven Sisters; and what is referred to as the traditional Maori New Year.

    The Maori culture celebrates it in late May or early June.

    Matariki has two meanings, both referring to a tiny constellation of stars; Mata Riki (Tiny Eyes) and Mata Ariki (Eyes of God).

    Matariki, or Maori New Year celebrations, were once popular, but stopped in the 1940s. In 2000 they were revived.
    How is Matariki celebrated?

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  5. hey it Sefh here
    What has every one learnt and what do you want to find out?

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    1. Hey guys,
      The info on here is very helpful, especially since I hardly know anything about Matariki.

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  6. Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or The Seven Sisters which is being reffered to as the moari new year.The moari new year is marked by the rise of the matariki stars as a sign of the new year.

    Matariki has two meanings, both referring to a tiny constellation of stars; Mata Riki (Tiny Eyes) and Mata Ariki (Eyes of God).

    Today Matariki means celebrating the unique place in which we live and giving respect to the land we live on.

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  7. During Matariki we celebrate our unique place in the world.
    We give respect to the whenua on which we live,
    and admiration to our mother earth Papatūānuku.
    Throughout Matariki we learn about those who came before us.
    Our history. Our family. Our bones.
    Matariki signals growth.
    It’s a time of change.
    It’s a time to prepare, and a time of action.
    During Matariki we acknowledge what we have
    and what we have to give.
    Matariki celebrates the diversity of life.
    It’s a celebration of culture, language, spirit and people.
    Matariki is our
    Aotearoa Pacific New Year.Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or the Seven Sisters and what is referred to as the traditional Maori New Year. The Maori New Year is marked by the rise of Matariki and the sighting of the next new moon.

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    1. Hey Sefh,
      Um to me this kind of sounds like you copied and then pasted it...
      Sorry if I'm wrong..
      But it kind of does...

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  8. Hi
    I know that matariki is a celebration.A celebration of what?.Matariki is a celebration of people,culture,language,spirituality and historyWhat did they eat?.Kereru (wood pigeon),having feasted on native berries,were snared and preserved in fat during Matariki.This practice gave rise to the proverb When Matariki is seen the fat is cooked.Matariki was a time to prepare the Whenua (land) in anticipation of spring and to plant certain vegetables to appease the land based gods Rongo,Uenuku and Whiro.

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  9. Hey everyone,
    Matariki is a Maori word that can be translated as tiny eyes, or eyes of God. It is also the name for the Maori New Year celebration and the Maori name for group of 7 stars also known as the Pleiades that drop below the horizon in April and reappear in June. When this happens, it is the signal for the Maori New Year to start.

    Early Maori sailors used these stars to help them find their way.

    Emma

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  11. Hi guys!
    All I know is that matariki is group of seven stars which symolises the moari new year? I don't know if it's accurate.
    I don't know anything about how they celebrate Matariki. This is what I found out about Matariki on this website.
    http://www.taitokerau.co.nz/matariki.htm
    Matariki is celebrated with education, remembrance and the planting of new trees and crops signalling new beginnings. Matariki was the optimum time for new harvests, and ceremonial offerings to the land-based gods Rongo, Uenuku and Whiro to ensure good crops for the coming year. It was also seen as a perfect time to learn about the land we live on and to remember whakapapa (ancestry) who have passed from this world to the next and the legacy they left behind.
    I don't know what it means but thats what I found out.

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    1. I spelt Maori wrong sorry

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    2. Great research Chris, I like the way you have included the website that you used :)

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  12. Matariki, The Seven Sisters or Messier 45 is a group of stars north-east of New Zealand. It occurs at the end of harvest season. At Matariki, Maoris stocked up on food for the winter season. Maoris believe that the visibility of the Matariki star cluster represents the oncoming weather.

    That is my knowledge of Matariki.

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  13. Hi
    Matariki can be translated into tiny eyes and eyes of god and it is a group of stars. It is a maori celebration of people, culture, spirituality and history. At matariki, maori stocked up on food in preparation for winter.

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    3. What new information did you find Anna? What did you already know?

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  14. I have know idea about matariki but i know that it has something to do with the seven stars.
    This is what i found about matariki
    The website is called http://www.taitokerau.co.nz/matariki.htm

    Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or The Seven Sisters; and what is referred to as the traditional Maori New Year.

    When is the Maori New Year?
    The Maori new year is marked by the rise of Matariki and the sighting of the next new moon. The pre-dawn rise of Matariki can be seen in the last few days of May every year and the new year is marked at the sighting of the next new moon which occurs during June. This next occurs on 5 June 2008.

    What does Matariki mean?
    Matariki has two meanings, both referring to a tiny constellation of stars; Mata Riki (Tiny Eyes) and Mata Ariki (Eyes of God).

    Why is Matariki important?
    Traditionally, depending on the visibility of Matariki, the coming season's crop was thought to be determined. The brighter the stars indicated the warmer the season would be and thus a more productive crop. It was also seen as an important time for family to gather and reflect on the past and the future.



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  15. Matariki is the Maori new year.
    During matariki the maori get up at dawn to look at the stars and see what is going to happen in the year.

    In the Māori 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—taken as the beginning of the new year.Similar words occur in most Polynesian languages, deriving from Proto-Polynesian mataliki, meaning minute, small, and the use of the term for the Pleiades constellation is also ancient and has been reconstructed to Eastern Oceanic.
    I got this information from wikipedia.

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    1. It is the Maori new year during the matariki the maori get up at dawn and look at the stars in the sky they are called the seven siters

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  17. Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Palisades.
    Matariki has something to do with the seven star.
    Matariki is the Maori new year.

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  18. Matariki signals the the Maori New Year. Matariki is from 13-22 July annually. It is a celestial signal of an ending and beginning.

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  19. Matariki is the maori name for the group of stars.
    the maori new year is the rising of the new moon

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  20. Hi Guys, Matariki is the Maori name for a group of stars known as the Pleiades star cluster or the seven sisters, and what is referred as to the traditional Maori New Year.

    By Scott

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  21. Matariki is on the 13-22 of july it is the mouri name for star claster it signaled the mauri new year

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  22. Matriki is a maori name for a group of stars another name for these stars are
    The Seven Sisters or Pleiades Star Cluster.

    Matarirki is the maori traditional new year and is marked by the sighting of the new moon.
    Matariki is important because it is thought to determined the coming seasons crops.
    The brighter the stars the more produtive crop in the warmer season.
    Matariki is a celebartion of our culture,language,spirit and people.The Matariki celebrations usally last up to three days.Different Iwi may celebrate Matariki at different times for example some will celebrate Matariki at the first seen dawn in the sky others will celebrate after the moon rises.

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  23. Matariki are 7 stars that apear for Maori new year. The group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or The Seven Sisters. Traditionally celebrations lasted up to 3 days after the new moon had risen following Matariki becoming visible.

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  24. Matariki stars that appear for the Maori new year .the stars are called the seven sisters or the pleiades star cluster .you see the stars in may and june

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  25. In the Māori 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—taken as the beginning of the new year.

    All I know is that Matariki is the celebration of culture, language & people.

    Matariki celebrations vary in style and timing from region to region but the underlying principle of sharing, learning, feasting and festivity is constant throughout.
    Matariki is also a celebration unique to Aotearoa, and a chance for everyone to forget the winter blues by embracing the warm spirit of Matariki ahunga nui - Matariki provider of plentiful food.


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