Published on June 25, 2014
Seven Stars of Matariki The story of Matariki Matariki is visible in most of the year except autumn when it is too close to the sun. The star cluster known as matariki can be seen from anywhere in the world. In New Zealand it rises in the northeast and sets in the northwest, travelling across the sky towards the north. This movement as well as the other stars is not caused by the stars themselves moving but by the earth turning making it appear that they are moving across the sky.