MATARIKI STAR WALK

SORRY THIS EVENT'S BEEN AND GONE

Date and time

Thu 16 June 2022 - Wed 6 July 2022
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Location

The Plaza
84 The Square,
Palmerston North
4410
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Description

Matariki Star Walk

Take a journey through the stars of Matariki on our star walk. Discover the meaning of the stars and how to find them in the night sky.

Our Matariki Star Walk is a FREE activity located opposite Overland.

Open centre hours Thursday 16 June - Wednesday 06 July.

 

What is Matariki?

Ko Matariki kei runga, ko te tohu tēnā o te tau!

Matariki signals the Māori New Year. It is a time of renewal and celebration in New Zealand that begins with the rising of the Matariki star cluster.

The Matariki star cluster appears in the night sky during mid-winter. The reappearance of Matariki brings the old lunar year to a close and marks the beginning of the new year.

Tohunga (Experts) looked to the Matariki star cluster to find out how abundant the upcoming year’s harvest would be. Bright, clear stars promised a warm and successful season. Hazy stars, however, warned of cold weather and poor crops.

Date and time

Thu 16 June 2022 - Wed 6 July 2022
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Location

The Plaza
84 The Square,
Palmerston North
4410
View map

Price

Free