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            Matariki - The Maori New Year

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            Te Huihui o Matariki
             

            Te Huihui o Matariki (Paperback)

            By Rolleston-Cummins, Toni; Illustrated by Slade Robinson, Nikki; Translated by Morris, Hone

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            An adventurous young man called Mitai lives with his seven handsome brothers in the village of Maketu. He watches his brothers become bewitched by seven beautiful women, and under their spell, the brothers no longer eat, look after themselves, work in their gardens or hunt. Reali...sing the women are patupaiarehe, fairy women, he knows they must be cast far away. They are given to Urutengangana, the god of the stars, and he places the patupaiarehe in the heavens farthest from the earth. Yet once a year, at winter solstice, he allows their beauty to shine in the eastern sky.
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            ISBN 9781869693305
            Published AU 6 Jun 2008
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age 5-9 years
            Language (Maori)
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            Nga Manu Tukutuku e Whitu O Matariki
             

            Nga Manu Tukutuku e Whitu O Matariki (Paperback)

            By McClintock, Calico; Illustrated by Ford, Dominique; Translated by Roberts, Ngaere

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            "A fictional retelling of the traditional Matariki story"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9781775433057
            Published AU 1 May 2018
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 6-12 years
            Language (Maori)
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            Tunnel in Our Backyard
             

            Tunnel in Our Backyard (Paperback)

            By Paterson, Malcolm; Illustrated by Maihi, Hana

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            This is a fun picture book that blends English and Maori text and bright illustrations, aimed at 7-12 year-olds and released for Matariki 2016. The Tunnel in our Backyard is the second in the innovative series from Malcolm Paterson's Sharing Our Stories venture, which aims to bri...ng Auckland history to life for young readers.
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            ISBN 9780947506049
            Published AU 15 Jun 2016
            Publisher Oratia Media
            Interest Age 2-6 years
            Series Sharing Our Stories
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            Seven Kites of Matariki
             

            Seven Kites of Matariki (Paperback)

            By McClintock, Calico; Illustrated by Ford, Dominique

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            "A fictional retelling of the traditional Matariki story"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9781775434016
            Published AU 1 May 2018
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 6-10 years
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            Matariki
             

            Matariki (Paperback)

            By Drewery, Melanie; Illustrated by Potter, Bruce

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            A family celebrate the Maori New Year and talk about what Matariki means to different people.

            ISBN 9780143503866
            Published AU 24 Feb 2016
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 5-8 years
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            Daniel's Matariki Feast
             

            Daniel's Matariki Feast (Paperback)

            By Beyer, Rebecca; Wellington, Linley; Illustrated by Ross, Christine

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            Daniel is nervous on his first day of school but through the class activities that mark the Matariki Festival he learns that it is a time of sharing and beginning new friendships. He learns the true importance of Maori New Year. Beautifully illustrated by one of our best-known an...d award-winning artists.
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            ISBN 9781877378911
            Published AU 20 Jul 2017
            Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            The Seven Stars of Matariki
             

            The Seven Stars of Matariki (Paperback)

            By Rolleston-Cummins, Toni; Illustrated by Slade Robinson, Nikki

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            This is a contemporary myth of love, magic, and adventure that tells the story of how Matariki/the Pleiades star cluster came into being. Recommended for ages 5-9.

            ISBN 9781869693275
            Published AU 6 Jun 2008
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age 5-9 years
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            Little Kiwi's Matariki
             

            Little Kiwi's Matariki (Hardback)

            By Slade Robinson, Nikki; Illustrated by Robinson, Nikki Slade

            The little Kiwi is fast asleep in her burrow. A beam of moonlight shines right down into her burrow. She wakes, and realises it is time. Hurrying out into the night, she wakes each of her friends from their midwinter slumber.'Kia tere! Hurry!' she urges them. The little Kiwi lead...s her friends through the pingao and onto the beach. It is pre-dawn. They wait, and watch. As the moon slips away behind the hills, the constellation of Matariki rises for the first time, in the northeastern sky. Finishes with an explanation of Matariki - its origins, traditions and how it is celebrated today. The constellation is also shown, with the Maori names for each star. The text contains some simple words in Te Reo Maori alongside the English equivalent.
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            ISBN 9781927305195
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781927305201
            Published AU 1 Apr 2016
            Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
            Interest Age 4-6 years
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            Te Taiao: Maori and the Natural World
              

            Te Taiao: Maori and the Natural World (Paperback)

            Other primary creator Encyclopedia of New Zealand, Te Ara

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            In this richly illustrated book, Maori scholars and writers share the traditional knowledge passed down the generations by word of mouth. It provides a unique window on the relationship of the people of this land with their environment, as well as the profound knowledge and neces...sary skills they needed to survive here.
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            ISBN 9781869537753
            Published AU 18 Nov 2010
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Puanga, Star of the Maori New Year
              

            Puanga, Star of the Maori New Year (Paperback)

            By Rerekura, Sam

            Puanga is the star Rigel in Orion. Most of the tribes of the Maori people in Aotearoa observed Puanga to mark the beginning of the Maori New Year. In Maori mythology he was believed to be the older brother of Matariki. His cosmic rising between May and June in the early morning s...ky signalled the beginning of winter. Which is why Maori knew him as the foremost winter star. A practical reason why Maori marked the New Year at this particular time of the year was because Puanga's heliacal rising coincided with the end of the harvest where the first fruits were eaten during a three-day festival of lights. The religious reason why Maori began the New Year in May-June was because it was the only time in the year when all the most significant stars important in Maori mythology rose at the same time at dawn. The kumara had been lifted, pigeons were being stored away in calabash containers and shark had been hung out to dry ready for the winter months. The New Year was a sacred time for Maori when offerings were made to Puanga and laid out by the tohunga priesthood on taahu altar shrines as a gesture of thanksgiving. Through the study of the oral literature we are able to gaze through a window into the past to understand how Maori perceived the star Puanga in ancient times. In some traditions he is said to be the son of the Goddess of the underworlds and was only born as a result of the shaking of the earth by Ruaumoko the God of earthquakes. He was then pushed up into the sky by the sun. Puanga is known to bring about the autumn rains and cause flooding throughout the country to replenish the land and leave much needed nutrients to fertilise the earth. He is believed to descend from thunder and lightning, which is logical as rain is sometimes accompanied by the elements of lightning and thunder. The Ngapuhi people saw him in the shape of a Pewa bird snare. Ngapuhi also perceived him in the form of a tuahu altarpiece. Moriori considered Puanga as the pole that held up a wha
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            ISBN 9780473278304
            Released AU 23 May 2014
            Publisher SAM REREKURA
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