What is Matariki?
Matariki is a group of seven stars in the sky and the name for the Maori new year. The seven stars come back in late May or early June. At night when you go to bed you might see the 7 stars of Matariki. We celebrate Matariki in lots of different ways. We make kites and fly them. Sometimes one of your whanau read you a story about Matariki when you go sleep. If people make you sad just forgive and forget. We catch kai moana and tell stories from the past. People also weave flax.