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Takanga o te Rā & Matariki Quiz

Name of School, Classroom and Teacher (each class can enter only once)
What Māori season is Matariki celebrated in?
Kōanga
Raumati
Ngahuru
Takurua / Hōtoke
What is one of the common full Māori names for Matariki?
Little eyes
Ngā Mata o te Ariki
Tautoru
Ngā Mata o te Atua
What month of year in Hawkes Bay/Kahungunu does Matariki set just after Sunset?
March
Arpil
May
June
What month of year in Hawkes Bay/Kahungunu does Matariki rise just before Sunrise?
Arpil
May
June
July
Why is the star constellation of Matariki so important this time of the year?
because it looks cool
we all get to go to watch fireworks and eat unhealthy fast food
we can see it clearly at nighttime
Its rising just before sunrise at the same point that the sun rises on the winter solstice /Takanga o te Rā
Which direction do you look to see Matariki rising?
North-East
South-East
North-West
South-West
Some Iwi use other stars as a sign of the Māori new year, name one of them.
Atutahi
Mārere o Tonga
Putara
Puanga
What is the name of the great waka in the sky that marks the time of the Winter Solstice and Matariki?
Te Waka o TamaRēreti
Te Waka o Piripi
Te Waka o Tainga
Te Waka a Stubby
What happens on Te Takanga o te Rā o te Takurua / Winter Solstice? (Choose all correct answers)
The longest day of the year
The shortest day of the year
The sun rises at its Northern most point
The sun rises at its Southern most point
What are the four main stars in Matariki that are the signs of food?
Matariki
Waitī
Waitā
Waipunarangi
Tupuānuku
Tupuārangi
Ururangi
Pōhutukawa
Hiwa i te Rangi
Why is Matariki celebrated? (Choose all correct answers)
It's a time to remember and acknowledge 'te hunga mate', those that have passed on in the previous year
It can be used to look for signs of the seasons and year ahead
It is a time to come together and celebrate the previous year's harvest
It is a sign of the Māori new year in Aotearoa
It is the middle of Summer
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