Ngā Whetū e Iwa o Matariki
The Nine Stars of Matariki
Kimihia (find) the nine visible stars of Matariki around the Museum and record their names on the entry form. Complete the Matariki star cluster and go in the draw to win a great prize.
Matariki is the Māori name for the Pleiades star cluster. There are several hundred stars in the cluster, but only a handful can be seen by the naked eye. Matariki is visible for much of the year, but sets in the west in May and is not seen again until just before sunrise in June or July. This marks the beginning of the Māori New Year.
Matariki is due to return on Friday 2 July 2021.
Conditions of Entry
Entry must be on an official entry form. Employees of Canterbury Museum and their families are not eligible to enter. Only one entry per person will be accepted. All entrants must be aged 15 and under. The competition closes at 5.00 pm Sunday 4 July 2021. No entries will be accepted after this date. The first correct entry drawn on Monday 5 July 2021 will receive a prize. Canterbury Museum has sole discretion to determine if entries are correct and will not enter into any discussion or correspondence.