The importance of Matariki, as explained by Rakiihia Tau

Rik TauMatariki is the Aotearoa new year according to the lunar calendar.

In this audio file Upoko of Ngai Tuahuriri Rakiihia Tau  explains the importance of Matariki in terms of what it meant for the life of southern Māori, and puts it in the context of the year-long cycle of mahinga kai — gathering food and the necessities of life.

2 thoughts on “The importance of Matariki, as explained by Rakiihia Tau

  1. Chris 25 June 2015 / 11:02 pm

    Very nice to listen to Rakiihia Tau explain this from the heart

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