We are celebrating Matariki this year with a very special collection of hand made ceramics by Adele and Richie at Borrowed Earth. They have been a part of our Creative & Brave whanau for many years and have delighted us with every collection of their exquisitely hand made ceramics. Their themes are often deep in nature but artfully translated into engaging and often enchanting creations.
The new Māori calendar year begins on the first full moon after Matariki becomes visible on the eastern horizon, this cluster of stars has great significance for ocean voyagers as a navigation beacon. From early June, before sunrise, look to the north-east horizon. Look for a faint sparkle of tiny dots, about the same width as Tautoru is long… This is the Matariki star cluster.