Matariki marks the Maori new year. Matariki means little eyes of God. Matariki is also called The Seven Sisters. These stars come out when it is a new moon around the 5th June. It is also a good time to start planting seeds. The names of the stars are Waiti, Waita, Waipuna-a-rangi, Uru-a-rangi, Matariki, Tupu-a-nuku, and Tupu-a-rangi. Other cultures like Japan, Greece, Hawaii and Cook Islands also celebrate Matariki.