The guiding legacy of Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley continues to this day… Nau mai, haere mai.
It’s longer. Much longer.
From the beginning of all known life to the end.
Matariki is a star cluster. About four hundred and forty four light years away. And it rises in Aotearoa New Zealand once a year at the beginning of the lunar calendar – maramataka.
Tangata whenua from all over have been using its rising to mark the new year. To be thankful for the harvest.