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            Little Kiwi's Matariki

            Little Kiwi's Matariki (Paperback)

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

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            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. This gentle tale about celebrating Matariki, the Maori New Year, finishes with an explanation of Matariki - it's 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 9781927305201
            Published AU 1 Apr 2016
            Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
            Interest Age 4-6 years
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            Matariki The Maori New Year

            Matariki The Maori New Year (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Hakaraia, Libby

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            This book is an introduction to the star group Matariki. Known in other cultures by names including the Pleiades and the Seven Sisters, Matariki featured strongly in pre-European New Zealand. It marked the beginning of the Maori calendar, and its rising before the sun in late May... or early June was greeted with great festivals.
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            ISBN 9780143010180
            Published AU 29 May 2008
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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