Category Archives: Maramataka

Seasons of the Maori calender

Mahi i te Mahi

Whiringa-ā-nuku ( October November) E ngaki ana a mua, e tōtō mai ana a muri. First clear of the weeds, then plant. (If the first group do their work properly, those following can accomplish their task and everyone gets the … Continue reading

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26 October, 2010 22:36

Full Moon 15. Turu/Oturu: The moon is now filled out. Like tears, things are full and droop. He pai. 16. Rakau-nui: A good night. 17. Rakau-matohi: The moon now wanes. A good night. 18. Takirua: The moon is losing its … Continue reading

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Te Reka o te Kai – Kai Atua

Te Reka o te Kai- Kai Atua publication will be launch during the Hikoi ki te Motu tour in 12 regions starting 9th September in Kaikohe. This guide has been compiled by Te Waka Kai Ora to introduce whanau to … Continue reading

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rakau-matohi

Ko tenei te ra Rakau-Matohi o te Maramataka He mutunga hoki o te wahanga titi He tino pai tenei po mo te hi ika hoki.

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ko te kuku horo taepa

The Miro delicious red berries provide Kai for the Kereru during the month of Haratua. The Kereru can be spotted fattened up on the tree branches taken more effort to fly from tree to tree. Often you hear them before … Continue reading

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what happens in june

A period of Wananga, Waiata, and resting. Preparation, and observation of Matariki for the new Maori calendar. Assessment of crops planted and stored. Planing and Wananga, Soil testing, garden rotation if needed. Plan new year. Check and sharpen tools. Na … Continue reading

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