Episode 1: Matariki

Exploring the stars of Matariki through the stories of Koro (Grand-Dad) and Nanny (Grand-Ma). What do the stars of Matariki mean? Why do we acknowledge Matariki? 🙌  

"... awesome mahi, my moko listened to Episode 1: Matariki tonight before he went to sleep."  
- J Wikaira
"Oh my gosh! Can I share this with the teachers at my school?! And to the NZ teachers page?! I’ll use it this week in my class x"
- A Williamson
"Ka rawe tō kōrero e hoa!"
- M. Jones

These stories were inspired by my own recollections and study of the books  'Te Taiao: Maori and the Natural World' by David Bateman and 'Matariki -  The Star of the Year' and 'Matariki - Te Whetu Tapu o Te Tau' Dr Rangi Matamua.

🎧 Listen here:

😉 If that doesn't work try this link to the same 🎙 'Episode 1 -Matariki':

This story is fictional and intended to be suitable for all audiences.


Kingi Gilbert

Kingi Gilbert

Producer. Ex-Saatchi & Saatchi, ex-Video Game Producer. Director Ignite Studios. Studied Entrepreneurship Acceleration @ Wharton, and Advertising & Marketing @ A.U.T.
New Zealand & Hawaii