Matiti

Matiti


Inspired by kōrero tuku iho, Matiti is known as summer in some parts of Aotearoa. According to Rereata Makiha, there are several wāhanga (stages) that make up the summer period which are Matiti Kura, Matiti Hana, Matiti Muramura, Matiti Kaiwai, Matiti Raurehu, Matiti Rautapata and Matiti Rauangina. Each wāhanga of Matiti is associated to the Taiao and how it changes. For example, Matiti Muramura and Matiti Kaiwai is a time when the land opens to drink water, meaning that the land is dry.