Maramataka: What if our big holiday break was in winter, not summer

The maramataka is the traditional Māori lunar calendar.

People tell us what they're doing for Matariki

“Drink some beers, self-reflect, go to the gym.”

Wāhine take the lead in this year's momentous Matariki celebration

Traditionally men have led the karakia for hautapu.

Today marks the start of Matariki as the stars rise

Today Matariki reappeared in the dawn sky, signaling the beginning of the Māori New Year.

‘A time of whakatau’: Pounamu Wharekawa on their Matariki illustrations

Re: talks to the Kirikiriroa-based artist about rest, whānau, what this time of year means to them.

Celebrating Matariki: What's on across Aotearoa

For people who aren’t sure about what to do for Matariki, we've got you covered.

Matariki public holiday dates announced for the next 30 years

The government has announced the dates the new Matariki public holidays for the next 30 years.

Matariki will be a new public holiday from June next year

It will celebrate the Māori new year marked by the Matariki star cluster.

Recognising Matariki as a public holiday enables society to thrive

In February 2021 the government announced Matariki would be made a public holiday. 

In this essay from 2020, Qiane Matata-Sipu writes about her hope that decision-makers would prioritise wellness,…

My Māori new year’s resolution is to stop spending time with people who drain my mana

In this month’s edition of Māori and the City, Tayi Tibble talks about ways to protect your wairua and mana.

The first time I ever heard the…

At Tapu Te Ranga marae, Matariki brings rebirth after the fire

In the early hours of June 9th last year, Tapu Te Ranga, an urban marae in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) caught fire and quickly burnt to the…

Seven people tell us how they're resetting 2020 this Matariki

Matariki, the Māori new year, begins on July 13th. How are we resetting?

Stolen Stars with Miriama Kamo

We join Miriama Kamo at Te Mata Hapuku (Birdlings Flat), a place "teeming with stories of the other world." She shares with us the importance of…

The meaning of Matariki

Astronomer Toa Waaka introduces us to the 7 stars that make up the Matariki star cluster, and tells us how Matariki is a moment for reflecting…