Image: The Pleiades (Messier 45) revisited by Fred Locklear on Flickr

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Astronomy New Zealand’s Star Charts

Has some interactive Māori star charts for all seasons showing where Matariki is, a catalogue of Māori star names as well as some information on Māori astronomy including Matariki.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Many Answers

To discover information on the home work site Many Answers use the search term Matariki.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


This is the official Māori Language Commission Matariki site. Includes some links to other sites on and about Matariki.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Te Ara - Matariki: Maori New Year

Once a year, twinkling in the winter sky just before dawn, Matariki (the Pleiades) signals the Māori New Year. This site explains the meaning and the importance of Matariki for Māori and all New Zealanders.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary.

Te Papa Matariki Resources

A comprehensive resource with links to information on months of the Māori calendar, poi, Māori gardening tools, Maori musical instruments, weaving, Maori potatoes, rongoa Maori, traditional food gathering and days in a moon month as well as Matariki lesson plans for years 5 and 6. Most of the information is in te reo Māori.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate