Watch: The Star Family of Matariki storyMātakina: Te pūrākau mō te Whānau o Matariki

Hear Te Waari Carkeek, from Ngāti Toa Rangatira iwi, tell the story of how the seven Matariki stars use their special talents and skills to help their kuia, Papatūānuku, prepare for the new year.

​The video features time-lapse photography of places in the Wellington region that are significant to Ngāti Toa, and a soundscape of taonga puoro.

Translations of words used

In the order they’re heard in the video, tap on the word to hear how it is said: