Nau mai, haere mai ki te ao Maramataka

Whether you are at the beginning of your Maramataka journey or back to restock on our unique products, you have come to the right place. Explore our website, check out our products and fill your kete (flax woven bag) with Māori knowledge of Maramataka Māori

"The true maramataka is the cycle of wāhine" - Heeni Hoterene


Translating the meaning of Maramataka

The Māori translation of the word Maramataka means 'everything under the influence of the moon', Maramataka is the traditional Māori way by which time is marked. At a time when many had lost this knowledge, our whānau remained the caretakers of this which has been passed down from our tūpuna (ancestors). With the use of observation and changes in nature to determine which activity is best at a certain moon, season, and time. Also recognising the appearance of Matariki & Puanga as the beginning of the Māori New Year. The Marama helps us determine the best time for fishing, gardening, communication, and ritual. 


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