call me ignorant, but until about 30 min ago I don’t think i knew* what matariki was. just to confirm my ignorance I asked Jack from development if he knew what matariki was, which of course he did because he is a very learned man.
this post really does have a point – matariki is the title of my ‘sorcer container of the week’, which happens to be courtesy of Hutt City Libraries again…
In the Māori language Matariki is both the name of the Pleiades star cluster and also of the season of its first rising in late May or early June – taken as the beginning of the new year
so I’d like to thank Hutt for allowing me to learn something that might be useful at the next quiz night I go to.
*actually, maybe i did but i had forgotten