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Isaac and Luke are friends. Luke is blind and believes that he doesn't need colours in his life. Isaac can't imagine a world without colour and decides to teach his friend about them.
The Matariki cluster is celebrated by many cultures around the world. This illustrated book features 21 stories from the Pacific Islands to Australia, Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa.
Aue! Ruru's babies have hatched! In this delightful sequel to the award-winning 'The little Kiwi's Matariki', the loveable little kiwi and friends welcome Ruru's babies with a special surprise celebration.
A beautiful collection of stories and poems about our southern skies. From the legends of Matariki and Rona and the Moon through to how tuatara made the stars.
A picture songbook about Puanga and Matariki. Matariki is a star cluster and Puanga is a star in the sky too. According to some tribes Puanga is a sign of the start of the new year.
The Astromancer chooses Aria to be his apprentice to learn about Matariki. She is bored by the lessons and doesn’t want to be told what to do. But these are dangerous times and Aria must step up to save her people.
E kimi ana a Te Kokorangi i etahi pia hou tokowha hei ako i nga korero o Matariki me te maramataka.
When Mitai's seven handsome brothers are bewitched by seven beautiful wahine, Mitai seeks advice and learns that the women are patupaiarehe and must be cast far away. A myth of love, magic and adventure.
When Mitai's seven handsome brothers are bewitched by seven beautiful women, Mitai seeks advice and learns that the women are patupaiarehe and must be cast far away.
How can we celebrate Matariki? Look to the starts, remember our past, care for our environment and connect with our people.
Tamarau and his friends share some ideas and activities to celebrate the season of Matariki in the classroom.
This gentle tale about celebrating Matariki, the Māori New Year, finishes with an explanation of Matariki - its origins, traditions and how it is celebrated today. The text contains some simple words in te reo Māori alongside English.
There is a bright new star in the winter sky - Puanga, cousin to the Matariki sisters. Each year, she appears to the people of Aotearoa, a special sign (for those unable to see Matariki) that winter and the Māori New Year are coming. In te reo Māori.
Daniel is nervous on his first day at school but through the class activities that mark the Matariki Festival he learns that it is a time of sharing and beginning new friendships. He learns the true importance of Māori New Year.
Someone has stolen some stars from the sky. And then the patupaiarehe come out to play on the beach. Can Sam and Te Rerehua rescue the Matariki stars? In te reo Māori.
A fictional retelling of the traditional Matariki story.
The song follows a family through their Matariki celebrations over the course of a day. As the evening draws in, the children create their own stars using sparklers.
Pukeko, Kiwi and Hoiho want to fly very high. Join them as they blast off to explore the nine stars of Matariki. In English with some Māori phrases. Also includes song text in te reo Māori.
Join Flit, Keri the kiwi and wise old Ruru, as they explore the night skies to work out how to capture a sparkling star. When the friends get lost, they follow the twinkling clues in the sky to find their way back home. In te reo Māori.
Nanny Mihi's grandchildren excitedly visit her every school holidays. Only this time they arrive with colds. Nanny takes the kids around her forest and garden, showing them plants that can make them feel better.
A boy learns about Matariki customs from his grandfather. When his Koro suddenly dies, the boy convinces his whanau to climb their maunga before sunrise and carry out the rituals he has learnt so that his Koro can become a star.
Te Rerehua and Sam know that nothing in nature is identical; not the eels, not the stones on the beach, not even the twin stars of Matariki, Waiti and Waita: one looks after fresh water and lakes, the other salt water - the ocean.
This bilingual board book for young children shares the meaning behind each star in the Matariki cluster.
A family celebrate the Māori New Year and talk about what Matariki means to different people.
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