The Māori calendar begins in June with the reappearance of the Matariki star cluster signalling the New Year. Known internationally as the Pleiades, it is known to Maori as a time of reflection, renewal, prayers for a strong harvest and remembering those who have passed on.
This podcast hosts Dr Rangi Matamua from the University of Waikato who has spent over 20 years researching Matariki. He explains what Matariki is in depth:
For Matariki events happening around Auckland you can check out the council website HERE.