Matariki – a story of our genealogy to our stars and ancestors…

by | Apr 7, 2022

With the absence of light and noise we are able to capture the beauty and significance of the stars and ponder the meaning of our connection. This photo was taken outside our Glamping Tent Ataahua Ruru.

There is such beauty and meaning in not so much “what is” but “who is” Matariki, as Maori astronomer, Toa Waaka explains. He explains how Matariki is often known as the 7 sisters. The 7 sisters is the northern hemisphere story therefore not actually our story of Aotearoa – New Zealand. For Maori Matariki is our stories of our genealogy to our stars and ancestors.


Maori astronomer, Toa Waaka explains…

Across the world indigenous people are seeking to reclaim their traditional knowledge. Within the last fifty years the Maori of Aotearoa – New Zealand have made significant efforts to reclaim their language, arts and science. Part of this renaissance includes a growing Maori movement to reclaim their astronomical knowledge. Maori astronomical understanding was infused throughout much of pre-colonial Maori life, culture and belief. The Sun, Moon and stars were an integral part of practices pertaining to agriculture, architecture, fishing, calendrical systems and exploration…

New Zealand Astronomy Websites

Watch as Astronomer Toa Waaka introduces us to the 7 stars that make up the Matariki star cluster and tells us how Matariki is a moment for reflecting on the past year and planning for the future.

You May Also Like…

Romantic Beach Proposal Ideas

Romantic Beach Proposal Ideas

Wainui Seaside Glamping Beach Proposal Ideas LOVER’S LANE.. Dreaming of the perfect beach proposal ideas? Discover the enchanting world of Wainui Seaside Glamping, where nature sets the stage for magical moments. Your hosts, Tony & Aleisha, love guiding guests...


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome & thanks for visiting!

Come experience pure bliss and enjoy every moment of this peaceful paradise. Relax and unwind as nature, the birds & bees, and evening stars, embrace you in serenity.

We hope to see you soon.