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Tangaroa-ā-mua o Haki Haratua

A good day for eeling, fishing & planting food. A great time to complete your chores. Work on your Puna Reo.

The setting of Matariki:
Today marks the setting of Matariki for some iwi. As the end of the Māori year approaches, the Matariki star cluster will begin to set with the sun in the Western sky. At this time Matariki isn’t visible. This occurs around the Tangaroa-ā-mua lunar phase during the star marama of Haratua (around 23 May). This period lasts around a month (a lunar cycle) until Matariki rises once again on the next Tangaroa-ā-mua lunar phase. This coincides with the date 21 June 2022 and is when most iwi observe Matariki rising.
Learn more about the setting of Matariki.

Energy: High

Māra kai:
A good day for planting Winter crops.

Medium to low kai intake, high veg and protein.

Korikori Tīnana:
Engage low to mediun physical activity as you are coming out of a rest period. Work on speed, reaction and plyometrics. Plyometrics is a type of exercise training that uses speed and force (Tangaroa) of different movements to build muscle power. This type of training can improve your physical performance and ability to do different activities.

High energy productive active days, move collectively to benefit whānau, hapū, iwi, community. Get physical, get stronger, faster, the things that need to be done, do them. Swim, fish, plant – anything connected to the water will be productive. Replenish what is needed for the low periods ahead, be productive these days, and don’t waste this period.

There are many names depending on iwi and maramataka-a-iwi. 

We encourage you to learn more about your local knowledge in understanding the phases of the moon especially in observing the tohu around you specific to your rohe (area). Te Wānanga o Aotearoa offer programmes to learn tikanga (Māori customs and protocols) throughout Aotearoa.