Ral Makiha

Friday 23.08.19 Session 5: Ral Makiha session on “Matariki, living by the seasons”

Maramataka, the Science of Survival

Mātauranga Māori mirrors the practice of all the world’s enduring societies in their grasp of the symbolic and the practical importance of the astronomical calendar.

The Maori integration of maramataka into agriculture, health, voyaging and the daily lives of people is the theme of the presentation by Rereata Mahika, lecturer, broadcaster, teacher of mātauranga Māori, expert in the Maori calendar.

“Over 700 names for winds. Over 200 names for rain . . ..”

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