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Celebrating Puanga at Ramanui

Celebrating puanga at ramanui cover image.
Sj level 2 nov 2017 cover image.

by Maakere Edwards and Kiwa Hammond

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. In other parts of Aotearoa, people watch for Matariki, but that constellation is hard to see in the Taranaki region.

Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2017

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

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

In: School Journal Level 2 November 2017

Publication date: November 2017

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