Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This is my matariki poster all about matariki


Matariki is a very important thing on the maori calendar and Matariki is the maori for pleiades and the little cluster of stars .

What is Matariki?

Matariki is the maori name for cluster also a group of stars are called pleiades.
You can see Matariki in the mid-winter late may and early june.
For lots of maori matariki starts a new year.
A special feature of Matariki celebrations is the flying of kites – according to ancient custom they flutter close to the stars.
Only a few people took part at first, but in just a few years thousands were honouring the ‘New Zealand

The stars

You can navigate with the cluster and you can see matariki in early june and late may.

Matariki is the brightest star in the sky.
Matariki is the maori name for pleiades.

skies of New Zealand, it signals a month-long celebration across the country of the Māori New Year.

There names are Tupu-a-nuku, Tupu-a-rangi, Waiti, Waita, Waipuna-a-rangi and Ururangi.

Importance of Matariki

For many New Zealanders, 31 December means parties and
to welcome the New Year.
Traditionally, Matariki was a time to remember those who had died in the last year.
But it was also a happy event – crops had been harvested and seafood and birds had been collected. With plenty of food in the storehouses.

How it is celebrated

Kites were seen as connectors between heaven and earth, and were often flown at this event, especially on the first day of The Māori New Year signals a time for connecting with, and giving thanks to, the land, sea and sky he New york The Matariki Festival in Auckland will see the city come alive with live music performances, Kapa Haka, theatre, poetry, family events, dance and art.ear.
Today Matariki means celebrating the unique place in which we live and giving respect to the land we live on.

Monday, August 15, 2016


They are allowed to tackle each other and can play with a volleyball.
Cause the volleyball is softer and more smaller

They have to play inside
They rare paralysis

They can't play real rugby because they are really ill and mentally paralyzed

They need to make more safety wheelchairs and better nz players

They are in wheelchair

Get ready to roll

There wheelechairs have a front bumper to keep there feet safe

Some can’t move there legs or necks
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