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Monday, June 10, 2013

Wishing you a Happy Matariki - Maori New Year!

Wishing you a Happy Matariki - Maori New Year! 
Nga mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Maori, ki a tatou katoa...

Matariki is the Maori name for the star cluster Pleiades (or The Seven Sisters). The rising of Matariki in June heralds the start of the traditional Maori New Year.

In celebration of Matariki, we have displays in our Main and Waitakere Libraries.

An electronic library guide to Matariki gives more information about the history of Matariki, as well as links to current Matariki events and resources.  See http://libguides.unitec.ac.nz/maorilanguageculture

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