We're entering the fourth phase of summer Matiti Kaiwai, known as the middle of summer. This is when the ground is so dry it opens up and thirsts for water.
Whiringa-ā-nuku/October brings Matiti Hana (the second summer phase), the flowering native puawānanga (clematis) and ngā korowhiti o Tangaroa (the leaping mullet).
The Matariki and Puanga stars are due to rise this month, signalling the Māori New Year. So how do we see them and what are the best dates?
Poutūterangi is a lunar phase, usually around March, marked by the rising of the star of the same name, also known as Altair. It is also the sixth phase of summer, Matiti Rautapata.
Matariki is a time to gather with friends and family and reflect on the year that has been and plan for the year ahead. Here's a quick explainer.
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.
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.
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.