Mānawatia a Matariki

Mānawa maiea te putanga o Matariki
Mānawa maiea te ariki o te rangi
Mānawa maiea te Mātahi o te tau

Celebrate the rising of Matariki

Celebrate the rising of the lord of the sky

Celebrate the rising of the New Year

Large yellow star representing Matariki Manako Nui

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars, that rises in midwinter and for many Māori, heralds the start of the new year.

The return of the constellation is commemorated by Te Rā Aro ki Matariki 2023, which happens on Friday, July 14, this year. Early in the morning, just before dawn, is the optimum time to view the Matariki cluster.

If you’d like to get involved take a look at the resources below.

Celebrate Matariki live on July 14

Tune in to all major broadcaster, media network or news outlet and watch the special Matariki broadcast on Friday 14 July. Streaming live from Ngongotahā, witness the traditional hautapu ceremony, live address from the Prime Minister, key info and waiata Māori.

More info available here

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