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Celebrating Puanga at Ramanui

This article describes how one Taranaki school celebrates the appearance of the star Puanga in the eastern sky – the signal for the start of the Māori New Year.

Book cover of Celebrating puanga at Ramanui

About this resource

Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2017

Reading year level: 4

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: astronomer, astronomy, celebrations, constellations, Māori New Year, Matariki, night sky, Orion’s Belt, Pleiades, Puanga, Puanga Kai Rau, Ramanui School, Rigel, school, stars, Taranaki, Tautoru, telescopes, time capsule

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