Watch: How to find the Matariki star cluster Mātakina: Me pēhea e kitea ai a Matariki

Educator Martin Langdon shows us how to find the Matariki star cluster during the Māori New Year, which falls in the month of Pipiri (June–July).

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"Kia ora koutou. I'm going to show you how to find Matariki by using stars and constellations to help you point the way.

In the month of Pipiri, which is June – July, the star cluster Matariki rises in the Northeast, which is used to signify the coming of the Māori New Year. 

We are going to start here with Māhutonga, which is also known as the Southern Cross, found on lots of things like our flag.

During the time of Matariki, you will find Māhutonga upside down to look more like an anchor.

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Kia ora koutou.

Tēnei ka whakaatu atu mā te tātai i ngā whetū me pēhea e kitea ai i a Matariki.

I ngā mārama o Pipiri o Hōngongoi, tērā ko Matariki ka mahuta ake ki te raki-mā-rāwhiti, hei tohu i te tau hou.

Ka tīmata mai tātou i a Māhutonga, ā, ka kitea hoki ia i runga i tō tātou haki.

I te wā o Matariki, ka kitea a Māhutonga kua huripokina kia rite ki tētahi haika.

Mai i tēnei kāhui whetū ka haere whakaterāwhiti ki te rapu i a Matariki.

Ka haere ka haere, tērā tātou ka kitea te whetū rangatira i te rangi, a...

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