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Matariki Living Taonga Awards

The Pleiades stars are easy to spot in the crisp, clear north-eastern skies of late May or early June. They have other names. One is Seven Sisters, another is Matariki, the Mãori word for New Year. Traditionally, Matariki was regarded as the optimum time for planting crops. The brighter the Pleiades the better, because that […]