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The Visibility of Puaka (Rigel) and the Matariki (Pleiades) Star Cluster.

8 May , 2017  

This article is by Alan Gilmore, former superintendent of the University of Canterbury Mount John Observatory at Tekapo. The Earth circles the Sun through the year. This causes the Sun to appear to move a little east against the background stars each day. We take our time from the sun, not from the stars, so…

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Festival Design

19 May , 2016  

Heramaahina Eketone (Ngāti Maniapoto; Waikato) designed the beautiful artwork that adorned the Puaka Matariki Festival programme and promotions last year.   The whakaaro behind her design is navigation, whether through something in particular or life in general. The weaving illustrates how we are all woven together and that with the right tools, like our tīpuna, can sail…

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