Matariki is an new year for maori people.
An Matariki is an star that has 7 sisters When it is night the the 7 stars will come out it means the day will get longer when they appear at 5:am in the morning.
The littlest matariki sister is Uru-a-rangi is the smallest.
A Matariki is a cluster of 7 sisters or the 7 stars of Matariki when each star shines very bright it means we will have a lot of kai ( food ), salt water, clean water, trees planting and goals.
Rangi has 3 names in Matariki Uru-a-rangi, Wai-panua-rangi and Tupa-a-rangi.
In Japan they only have 6 stars in Matariki but in New Zealand have 7 stars in Matariki
Kites for Matariki is very Creative and there is also a story about the 7 kites and when Matariki happens some people have hangi.
It happens once a year in New Zealand.