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Matariki: The Star of the Year by Rangi Matamua
In mid-winter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing interest in Maori astronomy. ...Show more
Living by the Moon: Te Maramataka a Te Whānau-ā-Apanui by Wiremu Tāwhai
The dependence of Te Whanau-a-Apanui ancestors on the environment led them to closely study the changes and cycles in nature so they could ensure their survival in their tribal area. Knowledge of aspects such as the sea conditions and best planting and harvesting times at each day of the month were care ...Show more
Torty and the Soldier: A Story of a True WWI Survivor by Jennifer Beck
Meet Torty! She's one tough little tortoise with a beat-up shell and some missing toes. Torty survived a great war that raged in Europe 100 years ago. Torty was rescued back then by a young Kiwi soldier. She is a World War One survivor.
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