ditch the four seasons?
Winter, spring, summer and autumn aren’t relevant to our environment, says Rereata Makiha of Te Māhurehure, Te Aupōuri and Te Arawa. The renowned astronomer and authority on maramataka tells Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes why.
We all look forward to summer, when the environment warms up and we enter the festive season. Those terms, the festive season and even summer, were introduced to this country along with the western Gregorian calendar that follows the sun and 365-day year.
Rereata Makiha says the introduced seasons of winter, spring, summer and autumn aren’t relevant to our environment.
“We need to get rid of summer, winter, autumn, spring because it’s in the northern hemisphere, it’s koretake, it doesn’t work down here, never has,” says Makiha.
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