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? ๐Ÿ™Œ ย 

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

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

๐ŸŽง Listen here:

๐Ÿ˜‰ If that doesn't work try this link to the same ๐ŸŽ™ 'Episode 1 -Matariki':

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