Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as the Pleiades. Traditionally for Māori when it appeared just before dawn in late May or early June, it signalled the start of the Māori New Year. For some tribes, the rising of Puanga (Rigel in Orion) signals the start of the New Year.

Matariki is celebrated on the 28th June 2024.

Make Celebrations Simple with Our Matariki Resources

Signalling the New Year, Matariki represents a time of renewal and celebration for the Māori people. With our selection of Matariki resources, we ensure you can spend less time preparing and more time with your loved ones and family.

How to Make Your Next Matariki Memorable

Our products seek to have your children take a greater interest in the history and traditions of Matariki through educational games. Some of these games include the 3-in-1 Matariki card game box set, the Teacher Talk memory game, and the Nga Atua memory game.

What We Stock

By allowing your children to express their notions and feelings towards Matariki in a creative way, they can better grasp the fundamental teachings and intentions of the celebration.

Whether you’re looking for art supplies or Matariki craft equipment, make sure you visit The Playcentre Shop.

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