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New Zealand:Matariki 2015 Stamp Issue

New Zealand post issued postage stamps on 3rd June 2015  to coincide with the dawn of Maori New Year, the Matariki 2015 stamp issue celebrates the ancient art form ” Kowhaiwhai” in a contemporary setting.Typically featured in the whare whakairo … Continue reading

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NewZealand will Release Stamps on Maori Rock Art

Matariki is celebrated throughout New Zealand, but in the south, Puaka (Rigel, part of the Orion constellation) appears in the sky at the same time as Matariki, and is widely acknowledged.Māori rock art is visible throughout the country and the … Continue reading

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