New Zealand/Aotearoa

Useful resources for finding New Zealand information

Wishing you a Happy Matariki, Māori New Year -
Nga mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori, ki a tatou katoa!

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster Pleiades (or The Seven Sisters). The rising of Matariki in June heralds the start of the traditional Māori New Year. Photo by Filip Lolic from Wikimedia

Messier 45 Open cluster, 2006, by Filip Lolić. (Licensed under Creative Commons CC By 3.0)

Matariki Booklet




Here's a selection of books which include information on Matariki. Click on the links below for more information, and to see if these are currently available in the library:


Early Childhood - Picture Books