Tag: Maramataka

Learning to live by the maramataka: Pipiri – Māori New Year

Nau mai haere ki ngā whetū o te tau hou, kia Matariki me Pūanga.

Learning to live by the maramataka: Haratua

The gorgeous Haratua moon phase is the last moon cycle of the year, bringing us to the end of the Māori year.

Learning to live by the Maramataka: Pēpuere

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.

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

It's Whiringa-ā-rangi/November, and Matiti Muramura, the third summer phase. Pōhutukawa blossom and kina are juicy and fat.

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

Whiringa-ā-nuku/October brings Matiti Hana (the second summer phase), the flowering native puawānanga (clematis) and ngā korowhiti o Tangaroa (the leaping mullet).

Learning to live by the maramataka: Mahuru

Mahuru/September marks the beginning of spring as well as the summer phases. It's time to get planting!

After the longest school term in history, now is the time to reset

Arihia Latham reflects on the life lessons her daughters will take into a new future. 

Learning to live by the maramataka: Hōngongoi

While Matariki and Pūanga rose last month in Pipiri, they are most visible this month, in Hōngongoi (July). Our celebration of them continues.

Awakening the taniwha: Unleashing community potential from the rubble of Covid-19

The unknown future provides a seedbed for creating new opportunity.

Learning to live by the maramataka: Pipiri, Matariki and Pūanga

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? 

Learning to live by the maramataka: Haratua

Haratua/May is the 12th lunar month in the Māori year; a time to prepare for winter and Matariki.

Lockdown gardening: How to grow plants when you can’t buy them

One way to pass time, which we suddenly have a lot of, is gardening. But where can you get seeds? And what do you plant in autumn?

Learning to live by the maramataka: Paengawhāwhā

Paengawhāwhā (April) also known as Kaipō or Whetūkaupō (Deneb star) is the eleventh month of the Māori year and is a productive time. Get planting!

Learning to live by the Maramataka: Poutūterangi

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.

Learning to live by the Maramataka: Pēpuere

The blue moki are running and the tuna are returning to the sea. We're entering the fifth phase of summer.

Learning to live by the maramataka: Hakihea

Hakihea (December) brings clear skies, tui chicks and plenty of energy.

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

Whiringa-ā-rangi (November) brings blossoming native flowers and delicious kaimoana.

Learning to live by the maramataka: Mahuru

Mahuru (September) is a time of regrowth and rebirth and triggers matiti kura, the first phase of summer.

Learning to live by the maramataka: Aponga

Chaotic weather and energy in August means it's a good time to take care of ourselves and our loved ones (and maybe plant some seeds).

Learning to live by the maramataka: Hōngongoi

Hōngongoi/July is all about planning. 

Learning to live by the maramataka: Pipiri

Matariki is here! It's time to look to the stars to see what the year ahead has in store.

Matariki: about the Māori New Year and how to celebrate it

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.

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.

Learning to live by the maramataka: Paengawhāwhā

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

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.

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.

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.

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.