It's time to greet the new year.
For the first time ever, the seventh little sister, Ururangi, can make her own celebration kite.
But when the sisters take the finished kites to fly them, the east wind whips them all away into the sky.
The Seven Kites of Matariki is a story that imagines why the stars in the cluster called Matariki can be seen in an early morning sky, low on an eastern horizon.
Told by Acushla-Tara Kupe.
Calico McClintock is a writer and designer based in Whangarei Heads with her husband. She has previously self-published The Lamentations of Te Whara, Māori Willow and Kumara Mash Forever.