You can view another image on Te Ara's website.
What is Matariki?
Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as the Pleiades. Traditionally for Māori when it appeared just before dawn in late May or early June, it signalled the start of the Māori New Year. For some tribes, the rising of Puanga (Rigel in Orion) signals the start of the New Year. In the early 2000s Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission), the Ministry of Education and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, became involved in the revival of Matariki celebrations.
When is Matariki?
Different tribes celebrated Matariki at different times. For some it was when Matariki rose in May/June. For others it was celebrated at the first new moon, or full moon, following the rising of Matariki. In the 21st century it is the new moon following the rising of Matariki that signals the New Year.
10th June marked the start of Matariki for 2013.
In 2014, Matariki will start on the 28th June.
How to find Matariki (the Pleiades)
2013 images of Matariki in Auckland taken by Dayne Laird can be viewed on his facebook photo album.
Where to find Matariki events
Eventfinda, a partner site to Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage, is an events website listing nationwide Matariki events.
Matariki Events, a national events calendar, is a project of the New Zealand Māori Tourism Council.