Aotearoa comes together for Matariki
Matariki refers to the star cluster also known as Pleiades, which disappears from view at the beginning of the cold months.
When the stars reappear in the pre-dawn sky in the middle of winter, it signals the Māori New Year.
The holiday is a time for gathering with friends and whānau to reflect on the year that has been, making the most of the present, and looking forward to the year ahead.
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