Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Matariki

Matariki is the name of seven stars in the sky. They are also the Seven Sisters.
They sparkle. You can get a chance to see Marariki if you get up at 6am in the morning. Matariki comes up every May/June. It celebrates the Maori New Year.

We watched a Matariki myth movie. At the start of the movie the sky was black there was no stars. Tamarereti went out fishing in his waka. He caught 3 fish but then the wind died down and he fell asleep. The wind carried him to the shore. He made a fire and cooked his fish. Tamarereti saw some rocks that were glowing. He got into his waka and threw them into the sky. They became stars.


emily room 4 said...

my mum thought it was intresting because she new all about it but she didnt now the story .

Laura's nana said...

Very good movie

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