Ayla Hoeta

Ayla Hoeta (Tainui/ Ngāti Tahinga) works in community and social innovation. She writes the monthly maramataka (Māori lunar calendar) column for Ātea.

Ātea
May 6, 2019

Learning to live by the maramataka: Haratua

Haratua/May is the twelfth lunar month in the Māori year, a time to prepare for winter and Matariki.

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Ātea
Apr 4, 2019

Learning to live by the maramataka: Paengawhāwhā

We finally reach the last summer phase ‘Matiti Rauangina’, when the leaves fall from the tress and the Paengawhāwhā constellation appears in the sky.

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Ātea
Mar 4, 2019

Learning to live by the Maramataka: Poutūterangi

The summer is nearly over and it's time to harvest and store for the winter months ahead.

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Ātea
Feb 7, 2019

Learning to live by the Maramataka: Huitanguru

It’s Huitanguru, the ninth month of the Māori year – also known as Pēpuere – when we move from the fifth summer phase to the sixth and seeds pods burst and release their seeds onto the ground.

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Ātea
Jan 9, 2019

Learning to live by the Maramataka: Kohitātea

It's Kohitātea, the eighth month of the Māori year – also known as Rehua, Kai-tātea and Hānuere – when the Rehua star outshines the night sky and fruits ripen for everyone to enjoy.

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Ātea
Dec 3, 2018

Learning to live by the Maramataka: Hakihea

We are entering the fourth phase of summer and the teoteo are calling out to let you know their chicks have hatched. Read on to find out what else Hakihea (December) holds.

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Ātea
Nov 2, 2018

Learning to live by the Maramataka: Whiringa-ā-rangi

As we enter the third phase of summer, the pōhutukawa are flowering and mullet are leaping. Want to know more? Check out the maramataka for November.

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Ātea
Oct 1, 2018

Learning to live by the Maramataka: Whiringa-ā-nuku

The low energy day of Whiro is best spent fasting, meditating and cleansing the body. Want to know more? Check out the maramataka for October. 

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Ātea
Sep 4, 2018

Learning to live by the maramataka: Mahuru

Ayla Hoeta shares insights into the tohu of the whenua, rangi and moana for the maramataka in Mahuru (September).

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Ātea
Aug 7, 2018

Learning to live by the maramataka: Aponga

Introducing our new maramataka column. Each month Ayla Hoeta will share insights into the tohu of the whenua, rangi and moana, as well as key dates to add into your calendar.

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