Singer/songwriter June Pitman-Hayes wrote this waiata for the children at the Montessori School where she was teaching music. With its delightful, lyrical melody, it warmly weaves together aspects of Māori mythology with the seasons, as a family welcomes Matariki.
A te reo Māori version by Ngaere Roberts is also included in the book and on the CD.
• Lyrical text weaves Maori mythology into a story of the seasons and Matariki
• The honeyed voice of June Pitman-Hayes is lilting and melodious, making this a joy to listen to in both languages.