Thursday, 7 June 2018


Different tribes celebrate Matariki at different times.  
To some tribes the new year in mid-winter was signalled by
the dawn rising of Matariki (the Pleiades), while to others it
was the rising of Puanga (Rigel in Orion). For many iwi the
appearance of Puanga in the night sky signalled the start of
winter. Puanga was said to be one of the parents of the climbing
plant puawānanga.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Lucy,

    My name is Katelyn and I am a year 8 student form St Pius x school.
    I really enjoyed the cool drawing and all the facts and information you provided.

    Keep up the fantastic work!
    Katelyn: )