Puaka Matariki

Find out more about Puaka and Matariki by reading the following books in our collection and visiting the following websites:

Books

Matariki : the Maori New Year - Libby Hakaraia

Matariki around the world : a cluster of stars, a cluster of stories – Rangi Matamua & Miriama Kamo

Matariki : the star of the year - Rangi Matamua

Puanga, star of the Māori New Year = Ko Puanga-nui-ā-rangi te whetū mātāmua o te tau hou Māori : nānā i ārahi i ā Matariki tana tuahine tō muri iho - Sam Rerekura

Websites

Puaka Matariki Ōtepoti Dunedin

Annual festival information.

Living by the Stars

Join Professor Rangi Matamua as he shares with us extensive knowledge around Māori astronomy and how we can all Live by The Stars.

Te Iwa o Matariki - The Nine Stars of Matariki

Learn about Matariki with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Matariki – The Māori New Year 

Information, videos, waiata, resources and activities from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa about Matariki, Puaka and Māori cosmology.

Matariki 

Māori New Year articles from Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.

The Matariki Star Cluster

Learn about the Matariki Star Cluster with information compiled by the Science Learning Hub Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao

Puaka Matariki Events at Dunedin Public Libraries 2022

To celebrate the rising of Puaka and Matariki 2022, Dunedin Public Libraries brings you a programme focusing on the art of passing down knowledge, gaining experience, and learning new skills.

Explore each star of the Matariki cluster and its significance for us in the library.

Puaka (Rigel)

Matariki (Alcyone)

Pōhutukawa (Sterope)

Waitī (Maia)

Waitā (Taygeta)

Waipuna-ā-Raki/ Waipuna-ā-Rangi (Electra)

Tupuānuku (Pleione) | Tupuāraki/Tupuārangi (Atlas)

Ururaki/Ururangi (Merope)

Hiwa-i-te-raki/ Hiwa-i-te-rangi (Celæno)