Matariki is Maori new year when you celebrate the 7 special stars. What they do for the Maori new year is they set up the fireworks and when I watch the fire works it looks like athousand stars up in the sky. The 7 stars rise up in the middle of June. What they can cook is kumara and all the other sorts of food. And what I like about Matariki is the fireworks and all the yummy food that's there.