Tuhūratia ngā Mata o te Ariki, story of the stars, chapter 5: Waitī and Waitā
For centuries, Māori have marked the reappearance of the small cluster of Matariki stars in the mid-winter sky, by gathering to enjoy the bounty of harvest from the earth, sea and sky.
It is a time for remembering - particularly those who have passed away in the past year - enjoying being together with good food, and looking forward to all that the coming year will bring.
But there's also much more to discover about Matariki, with stories to be shared, as well as the rich symbolism in traditional practices.
Link to video and article: Matariki 2022: Tuhūratia ngā Mata o te Ariki, story of the stars, chapter 5: Waitī and Waitā - NZ Herald