(The Māori New Year)

$24.99 incl GST

Our Matariki book is an award winner! It won the Teachers’ Choice award for the Best Resource in Te Reo Māori at the CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards in November 2015. There are many reasons why teachers and children adore this book, which follows an extended whānau through a day of Matariki celebrations. It’s a perfect fit for your Matariki focus in early childhood and primary school, and the beautiful song is like a soothing lullaby.

Listen to an excerpt from the song

Take a look inside


  • Repetitive sentence structure: “He pai ki ahau….” (I like the….)
  • Vocabulary for some aspects of Matariki and the Māori culture
  • Singalong CD which turns the book into a catchy song
  • English translation
  • List of activity ideas to make this much more than a fun book to do on the mat!
  • Information about Matariki, the Māori New Year
  • Guitar chords

What others say about Matariki:

The children love each time a new book arrives from Te Reo Singalong. Matariki is definitely a favourite. They love the tune and rhythm of the song, and the story line is something they are familiar with. These books make connections for each child, because they are relevant to them in their world. The children are so focussed, and the repetitive rhyme encourages the children to participate in the story. These books are a rich resource that excites our children and empowers them to learn.
The Team at Colenso Early Childhood Centre, Napier

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