TE INGOA- The Name
Pipiri is the lunar month of the Māori calendar equivalent to the month of June. Piri means “to be close”, while pipiri means “to keep very close”. For Māori this time of the year is indicated by Matariki – a cluster of stars also known as Pleaides. The shining constellation of sister stars signifies a time of celebration, renewal, and harvest. Matariki are also an indication of connectivity, as well as being an optimum time to be close to family, friends, land, sea and Papatūānuku – Mother Earth.
PIPIRI KI A PAPATŪĀNUKU
KEEP CLOSE TO MOTHER EARTH
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