Matariki is a maori new year that the maori people celebrate. Just before June. They say if the star is bright and it's shining that means it's going to be a good year. Matariki is the hottest stars. people tell stories,play knucklebones, have a big feast and go fishing. People will grow food for the end of the season. Matariki is also called the 7 Pleiades. People celebrate it different ways. You can see it just before sunrise. Matariki is a time to remember loved ones. It is a time to make new goals.
In the maori days the maori people would celebrate by flying there mānu tukutuku. In room 10 with my buddys we have been doing manu tuku tuku. It took 2 days to weave it. First we had to go collect some toitoi but first we had to do a Karakia because we are asking for toitoi. Then we got back to school and started weaving. First we measured our toitoi. Ours was 100 cm long. We used raupo for the for the kite and wool.
At Thursday night I had to say a speech In front of the whole community after that went to go play around with my friends then done kapahaka. 1 min later I went to weave a manu tukutuku so i garbd the equipment and went home and started it. Some of the wool feel apart. But i had managed to finish it. Mum gave me a hot milo well i was weaving my manu tukutuku with a biskit. Once i had one my kight mum took a photo of it.