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Matariki 2022


Matariki is the Maori name for the small cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades or the Seven Sisters, in the Taurus constellation.

In New Zealand it comes into view low on the north-eastern horizon, appearing in the tail of the Milky Way in the last days of May or in early June, just before dawn.

For the very first time New Zealand will have a public holiday to celebrate this uniquely Kiwi event.

This heralds the Maori New Year. To celebrate I will be training on the beach at Scorching Bay before sunrise (about 6am)